New Homes in Swindon
New Homes in Swindon
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Between Bristol and Reading along the M4 corridor, Swindon is a popular commuter town with a growing community of families and professionals. With an influx of investment and regeneration, the town has become a lively business hub.
Swindon Designer Outlet - part of the McArthurGlen Group - is home to a wide range of retail outlets. The town’s leisure centre, Oasis, has football pitches, squash courts, and a large pool with water slides.
Places of interest
Swindon is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Beauty, including the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs. Cotswolds Water Park is just a short drive away, offering watersports, cycling and birdwatching nature trails.
STEAM is the Museum of the Great Western Railway, just a 10-20 minute walk from the town centre. Located in a Grade II building - the site of the former railway works - it’s home to many locomotives and special exhibitions. The town’s railway heritage is also celebrated with the Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway, offering the chance to ride on restored vintage steam and diesel-powered trains.
The town itself has a number of large, well-preserved parks. Stanton Park is a 74 hectare country park and nature reserve just a short drive from the centre. Lydiard Park, a large estate including the impressive Lydiard House, a Georgian walled garden and children’s play area. Studley Grange - with its craft village and butterfly world, is also nearby.
As for sports, County Ground is the home of Swindon Town Football Club, while the Swindon Wildcats ice hockey team play at the Link Centre. Swindon also has its own Speedway team, the Swindon Robins.
There is also a lively events calendar, including Swindon Festival of Literature, Swindon Mela and the Summer Breeze Festival.
There are a number of ‘Outstanding’ primary schools in Swindon, including Holy Rood Catholic Primary School and The Croft Primary School. New College and Swindon College provide further education and although the town does not have its own university, it is home to the Oxford Brookes University Ferndale Campus.
Situated just off the M4, Swindon provides easy access east to London and west to Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea. As a historic railway town, Swindon also has excellent train links. The town’s buses are run by Thamesdown and Stagecoach.
Swindon is within quick proximity to many of the UK’s major towns. Bristol is a 50 minute drive away along the M4, or 45 minutes by train to Bristol Temple Meads.
Heading north, Birmingham is one hour 45 minutes driving via the M5, or around two hours by train via Reading. Reading can be reached in 55 minutes by car, or 30 minutes by train.
The town has excellent links to London. The direct train to London Paddington lasts one hour 10 minutes, or the drive via the M4 is one hour 40 minutes.
Swindon’s nearest airports are Bristol, 59 minutes away, and Birmingham, an hour and 27 minutes away.