Swindon has its origin as a small market town, used mainly for barter trade until the mid-1800s. The original Swindon is now known as Old Town. Take time to wander through its quiet courtyards and alleyways or enjoy a vibrant mix of traditional shops and pubs alongside modern outlets and stylish cafes and bars. Just a short drive - and sometimes walk - from the town centre and you'll find yourself in the great outdoors of parks, fields, wildlife and green spaces just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
And best of all, we've got also the brilliant Swindon Ranger team to help us discover the little secrets and hidden places that we never knew existed.