The South Coast is actually only a little over an hour’s drive (directly to Southampton) or about the same time on the train (you have to go via Reading). If you come for a shopping trip, then you’re there for a little treat. The town centre is almost the same as any other one of the sizes of a Swindon town; plenty of shops and busy, busy high street with plenty of opportunities to pick up some deals. The Designer Outlet village, which sits just outside the city, is more impressive (within walking distance). Here you can pick up some great deals on the fashion of yesteryear with discounts of up to 75 percent on stuff labelled by designers. If you are looking for more tips, check out Swindon Removals Direct – Swindon Removals
In terms of history and culture, you wouldn’t generally associate Swindon with having much depth, but actually the opposite is true. Swindon is mainly famous for a chap named Brunel who, in the era of the steam train, orchestrated the development of the railway network decades ago. You will find evidence of the enormous workforce with terraced houses located in Swindon (the headquarters of Brunel and his troops) that you can actually visit and view (it’s more interesting than it sounds) to get an idea of how people used to live. The railway museum is also located where a number of trains are on display.
If you’re really into your trains, then you really need to make a trip down to the Cricklade Railway line, where you can actually take an old steam locomotive ride. The duration of the journey is only half an hour, but you can still experience what it was like back in the day of steam powered trains. Of course, in the Swindon area, there are plenty more attractions and I will cover those in later articles, so keep visiting my author profile to pick them up. And if you make your way to visit any of the attractions I have mentioned in Swindon, then make sure you book through my website for hotels!