Destination guide

Experience Swindon in holiday lettings

Swindon lies in southern England, and it just might be the best destination for your next holiday. This large town is packed full of areas and adventures that have developed throughout the centuries. Most of its advancement occurred during the 19th century with the introduction of the railway, but this historic town still features all of the modern amenities you’d expect. Experience Swindon for yourself in holiday lettings, and discover everything it has to offer.


Historical sites near Swindon holiday cottages

There’s no shortage of historical sites to see around holiday cottages throughout Swindon. The Old Town area is probably the best concentration of sites in town. You’ll find a collection of historic buildings now being used as shops, restaurants and homes. There are also many wide open spaces since it used to be the site of the town’s market. You can also see some pieces of history at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Not only does this collection cover local history, but there are artworks and artefacts significant to Britain. You can also visit the 19th-century home of famed nature writer Richard Jefferies, which has since been turned into a museum.


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

  • 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)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Swindon villa rentals

Villa rentals in Swindon are in the perfect position for you to enjoy outdoor activities. There’s quite a lot available for a growing city, and one of the most popular is Lydiard Park. It surrounds a historical house and features vibrant green grass, walking paths and wild ducks making it perfect for a relaxing stroll or picnic. In the centre of town, you can visit Queens Park. It’s just 12 acres in size, but it contains a diverse selection of flora with trees and shrubs from places far from Swindon. If fishing is more your forte, you may want to visit Coate Water Country Park. Not only is the lakeside environment welcoming and blooming, but it’s also a protected nature reserve. Don’t be surprised if some animals visit you during your outdoor adventures there.

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 centre:

  • 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

Transport options to and around Swindon

Fly into Oxford (OXF), the closest airport, located 27.6 mi (44.5 km) from the city centre. 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 to get around

Transport to Swindon holiday homes

Getting to holiday homes in Swindon is easy, as you might expect given the area’s history as a transportation hub. The closest airport is Kemble in Gloucestershire that’s just 14 miles to the northwest, but it just takes regional flights. The closest large airport is Bristol, which is 42 miles away. Flying isn’t necessarily the best way to get to Swindon if you’re already in the UK. Driving in is notably easy as several major motorways pass through Swindon including the M4, A3102 and A420. Coaches and bus services are also available whether you’re trying to get into Swindon or travel around town once you’ve already arrived. As its history would suggest, Swindon also has a comprehensive railway system. The Great Western Main Line connects to London and Bristol.


Events near your Swindon holiday rental

No matter where your holiday rental is in town, you’ll be able to enjoy exciting events. Each May, you can enjoy the Swindon Festival of Literature which allows writers and storytellers to showcase their works along with actors, musicians and acrobats. You may also want to visit the Summer Breeze Festival if you’re in town in July. This family-friendly festival features numerous up-and-coming bands playing alongside famous artists for a live concert series that the whole family can enjoy. For a more adult-oriented experience, be sure to check out the Swindon Beer Festival held in October where you’ll find a wide variety of drinks from local and foreign brewers.

Where to stay around Swindon?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 678 holiday lettings near Swindon. From 290 Houses to 266 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Swindon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Swindon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Swindon. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Swindon Designer Outlet: 751 holiday lettings
  • Swindon and Cricklade Railway: 860 holiday lettings
  • Lydiard Park: 781 holiday lettings
  • Stanton Country Park: 800 holiday lettings
  • Museum of the Great Western Railway: 751 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Swindon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Swindon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 290 Houses in Swindon. Our other popular types of Swindon holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 266 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 266 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Swindon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 192 holiday homes with pool available in Swindon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.