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Swindon Things to Do

  • Cupcake Passion

    Childrens Cupcake Decorating Workshops. Kids of any age can decorate a cupcake, everything from butter icing to cakes and tools are provided, but you don't have to do the washing up! Cupcake Passion also sell ready made cakes, organise cupcake parties and sell cupcake towers for that special occasion with any amount of hand crafted cupcakes. If you...

  • My wife says I'm a sad git...

    I do love a good Transport museum, and I'm told that STEAM which is placed in the old engine manufacturing yards on the outskirts of Swindon is excellent.I'm sorry I can't give a personal view, because my wife says that anybody who want to go and look at old railway engines is a sad git witha bobble hat who needs to get a life.Well, let's agree to...

  • The delights of 'Old Swindon'

    Swindon has all the hallmarks of the 'New town' movement - mile upon mile of boring housing / industial estates and a concrete labyrinthine monstrosity in the centre of town.Whilst comparisons to the eihgth ring of hell would not be unfounded, you can at least escape to the relative calm of 'Old Swindon'. About a mile from the modern centre, it...


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    The square café: place to spend a very nice afternoon

    by lina112 Written Feb 19, 2005

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    It´s the one place where you can drink a very good coffee. The food is ok, they serve breakfast and lunch. Pizzas, Panninnis and clubs sandwchies are delicious. The staff is very nice.

    Favorite Dish: I recommend mocca coffee and cappucino coffes with cream, it´s very nice. It´s a bite expensive but you drink a good coffee.

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Swindon Nightlife

  • Goin out

    There´s a few pubs, bars and night clubs to going out. Mostly of them are in regent street and in old town. Savoy is very nice and good to have a drink, is the cheapest one. Longs bar in old town and mission night club are very nice to spend saturday night. On mission night club is required go well dressed. Don´t wear jeans, socker t-shirt o...

  • Swindon Night

    Swindon has one of the most "extraordinary" night spots in the whole England. Generally the clubs in swindon are seriously outdated except a few which I think it is worth to go if you seriously need a drink or a dance. Longs Bar, Mckenzies and Apartment are the club which are more decent are more suitable for working class people. Although the...

  • You will get sex, but maybe beaten (and...

    Numerous bars, chart music, fast food etc (Tenerife without the sun and class) Men: White shirts with checks, think Jonathan from the salon wannabies.Woman: Short skirts, stillies, hair staightened to the inch of its life.(dont be afraid to hide stretch marks, love bites or unsightly fat here!)


Swindon Transportation

  • The seventh ring of hell

    You too can experience the delights of paying nearly a pound a hour to park in one of the fetid dumps that Swindon Council laughingly call car 'parks'. In an area devoid of greenery, you are greeted to Swindon with a choice of parking in a range of decaying multi-story car parks adorned with signs informing you what percentage of the local...

  • Train

    To get Swindon, from london paddington there´s frecuently trains to Swindon. The journey takes about 1 hour. Prices depends the time you travel, if you travel in the morning is more expensive than in midday.

  • Park and Ride

    Swindon has a Park and Ride system, there are two of these operating, one at Swindon North, and one at Swindon South.Swindon North is accessed via Cricklade Road, Swindon Spouth is at Wroughton.The car parks are free, you just pay for the bus fare.All the busses will carry one wheelchair, and also baby buggies etc..car parks operated Monday -...


Swindon Shopping

  • From Railway works to Designer Shopping

    The Designer outlet Village has a great many outlet stores, selling items up to 50% less.For the less able, there is wheelchair hire, also a first aid point, play area for children, a food outlet.Coaches come from far and wide, and there is ample parking. (the downside to this is that there is a charge, and I feel if you are going to out of town...

  • Used cars

    Fish brothers various franchises offer a wide range of service and facilities including sales of new & used cars, Aftersales services, spare parts, contract car hire and leasing, repair work etc. Thay also provide with car rental services. They operate a number of websites that give customers direct access to their products and services which...

  • Designer outlet

    The situation of the outlet in the old railway workshops is unusual and so the place has a railway theme from an old steam engine and equipment.The shops have the best brands at prices reduced by up to 50% all year round, and sometimes to as much as 75%.The shops represented are:Fashion:Alexon, Aquascutum, Austin Reed, Autonomy, Baron Jon,...


Swindon Off The Beaten Path

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    wine cellar, highworth

    by rob_42 Written Sep 21, 2004

    highworth is a little town a few miles outside swindon which has a couple of tops pubs althouh they probably mean more to me, since i grew up here.

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Swindon Sports & Outdoors

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    Oasis Leisure centre

    by joanj Updated Dec 7, 2004

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    The Oasis Leisure Centre (opened in l976 by his Worship the Mayor, and later visited by Her Royal Highness The Princess Ann )(The Princess Royal) is one of a few leisure centres in the region.

    The main pool here is a fun pool. There are sometimes three lanes in the deeper end, for serious swimmers, and the water goes from a few inches to over 6ft. There are plants around, a huge domed roof, which gives the pool area a fun theme. There is also a small childrens pool, and a new additions are a "pirates" boat for children, and the domebuster water slides. By the pool area there are places to sit at tables,with three huge panes of glass looking to the outside. See the picture to see the windows from the outside.

    As well as the pool there are squash, and badminton courts , an ice rink, indoor bowls, gym, a couple of pool tables, Roller Dance Club, Kick boxing, football teams (27) in fact loads of activities to keep families amused.

    some facts about the pool areas:-
    The pools domed roof is made up of 540 glass panels. Waves are activated every 20 minutes, followed by the water cannon. Pool water temp. is maintained at 30deg. C.

    The domebuster water slides start from the Launch Tower. The tower is 13 metres high and has 60 steps.Rides finish in the Splash Tank which is 1.1 metres deep.
    The Sidewinder - ideal for the first time rider and suitable for children. Young children may ride on the same matas parents or guardians. Ride time is 15 - 20 seconds.
    The Great White - a high speed ride full of surprises. Ride time is 12 - 18 seconds.
    The Screamer - the ultimate in nerve tingling aqua excitement. - They say you have been warned. The ride is 10 - 14 seconds. (I have not been on any of them)

    The combined main and teaching pool has 940 cu. metres or nearly 1,000,000 litres of pool water, which is tested 4 times a day and backwashed weekly.

    Oasis domed pool

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Swindon Favorites

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    Science Museum

    by joanj Updated Dec 20, 2004

    Favorite thing: The Science Museum Wroughton may just be the thing for a rainy day.

    The museum is home to over 18,000 icons of human ingenuity. There is a 1950's Ford Edsel, and a Lockheed Constellation airliner to name but a couple of things.

    The museum is open on special dates throughout the year.

    for more information contact:- 01793 846 200. e-mail enquiries.wroughton@nmsi.ac.uk

    website www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/wroughton

    The entry to the museum is through Red Barn Gate off the A4361 Swindon to Devizes road.

    check opening times before you go.

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