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Experience Swindon in holiday lettings

Swindon lies in southern England, and it just might be the best destination for your next holiday. This large town is packed full of areas and adventures that have developed throughout the centuries. Most of its advancement occurred during the 19th century with the introduction of the railway, but this historic town still features all of the modern amenities you’d expect. Experience Swindon for yourself in holiday lettings, and discover everything it has to offer.

History

Historical sites near Swindon holiday cottages

There’s no shortage of historical sites to see around holiday cottages throughout Swindon. The Old Town area is probably the best concentration of sites in town. You’ll find a collection of historic buildings now being used as shops, restaurants and homes. There are also many wide open spaces since it used to be the site of the town’s market. You can also see some pieces of history at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Not only does this collection cover local history, but there are artworks and artefacts significant to Britain. You can also visit the 19th-century home of famed nature writer Richard Jefferies, which has since been turned into a museum.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Swindon

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Swindon a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Witney Lakes Golf Course (19 mi / 30.5 km)
  • West Witney Sports and Social Club (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Frilford Heath Golf Club (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Swindon villa rentals

Villa rentals in Swindon are in the perfect position for you to enjoy outdoor activities. There’s quite a lot available for a growing city, and one of the most popular is Lydiard Park. It surrounds a historical house and features vibrant green grass, walking paths and wild ducks making it perfect for a relaxing stroll or picnic. In the centre of town, you can visit Queens Park. It’s just 12 acres in size, but it contains a diverse selection of flora with trees and shrubs from places far from Swindon. If fishing is more your forte, you may want to visit Coate Water Country Park. Not only is the lakeside environment welcoming and blooming, but it’s also a protected nature reserve. Don’t be surprised if some animals visit you during your outdoor adventures there.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Swindon

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Swindon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Coate Water Country Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lydiard Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Stanton Country Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Somerford Lagoon (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Highgrove House and Gardens (17.4 mi / 28 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Swindon

Fly into Oxford (OXF), the closest airport, located 27.6 mi (44.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 41.4 mi (66.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Swindon Station.

How to get around

Transport to Swindon holiday homes

Getting to holiday homes in Swindon is easy, as you might expect given the area’s history as a transportation hub. The closest airport is Kemble in Gloucestershire that’s just 14 miles to the northwest, but it just takes regional flights. The closest large airport is Bristol, which is 42 miles away. Flying isn’t necessarily the best way to get to Swindon if you’re already in the UK. Driving in is notably easy as several major motorways pass through Swindon including the M4, A3102 and A420. Coaches and bus services are also available whether you’re trying to get into Swindon or travel around town once you’ve already arrived. As its history would suggest, Swindon also has a comprehensive railway system. The Great Western Main Line connects to London and Bristol.

Events

Events near your Swindon holiday rental

No matter where your holiday rental is in town, you’ll be able to enjoy exciting events. Each May, you can enjoy the Swindon Festival of Literature which allows writers and storytellers to showcase their works along with actors, musicians and acrobats. You may also want to visit the Summer Breeze Festival if you’re in town in July. This family-friendly festival features numerous up-and-coming bands playing alongside famous artists for a live concert series that the whole family can enjoy. For a more adult-oriented experience, be sure to check out the Swindon Beer Festival held in October where you’ll find a wide variety of drinks from local and foreign brewers.

Can I find a vacation rental around Swindon?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 459 vacation rentals near Swindon. From 70 flats & apartments to 363 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Swindon for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Swindon?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Swindon. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • South Marston: 166 vacation rentals
  • Hannington: 346 vacation rentals
  • Wroughton: 249 vacation rentals
  • Highworth: 227 vacation rentals
  • Swindon (XWS-Swindon Train Station): 582 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Swindon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Swindon?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Swindon:

  • Cheltenham: 345 rentals
  • Gloucester: 718 rentals
  • Moreton-in-Marsh: 835 rentals
  • Chipping Norton: 848 rentals
  • Faringdon: 452 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Swindon?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Swindon. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Swindon (XWS-Swindon Train Station): 582 rentals
  • Swindon Designer Outlet: 596 rentals
  • Lydiard Park: 631 rentals
  • Swindon Station: 582 rentals
  • Coate Water Country Park: 542 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swindon listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.