Destination guide

Why people love visiting cozy Swindon

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Swindon. Well known for its horseback riding, football games and ziplining, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Swindon a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around Swindon

Fly into Oxford (OXF), the closest airport, located 27.6 mi (44.5 km) from the city center. 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 many vacation rentals are available around Swindon, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 516 vacation rentals around Swindon. From 148 house rentals to 69 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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 travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • The Cotswolds: 3,436 vacation rentals
  • Cheltenham: 384 vacation rentals
  • Bourton-on-the-Water: 557 vacation rentals
  • Moreton-in-Marsh: 944 vacation rentals
  • Cotswold District: 2,068 vacation rentals

And Vrbo 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: 384 rentals
  • Moreton-in-Marsh: 944 rentals
  • Chipping Norton: 929 rentals
  • Gloucester: 939 rentals
  • Chippenham: 1,234 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 offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Swindon. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Swindon Station: 723 rentals
  • Coate Water Country Park: 674 rentals
  • Museum of the Great Western Railway: 740 rentals
  • Heelis: 744 rentals
  • Swindon (XWS-Swindon Train Station): 723 rentals

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