Swindon Tourism

Swindon (/ˈswɪndən/) is a large town in Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35 miles (56 kilometres) to the west and Reading, 35 miles (56 km) to the east. London is 78 miles (126 km) to the east, and Cardiff is 78 miles (126 km) to the west. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 185,609. Swindon became an Expanded Town under the Town Development Act 1952 and this led to a major increase in its population. Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Swindon Borough Council is a unitary authority, independent of Wiltshire Council since 1997. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. Swindon is home to the Bodleian Library's book depository, which contains 153 miles (246 km) of bookshelves and also has the English Heritage National Monument Record Centre and the headquarters of the The National Trust, on the site of the former Great Western Railway works. The town and wider borough also has the headquarters of the Nationwide Building Society and a Honda car manufacturing plant.

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Explore popular vacation packages for Swindon, United Kingdom and kick-start your vacation planning for free. The nearest major city to Swindon is London. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit London for its bountiful attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London on your trip to Swindon. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Swindon.

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  • Know the pollution level of Swindon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Swindon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Swindon.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 34.09 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.27 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Swindon is 157.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.84 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.33 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.07 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.98 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.18 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.93 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Swindon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.23 USD

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