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Swindon Town Information

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Prosperity chugged into Swindon in the 1830s with the arrival of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway.

In 1839 the former country-bumpkin town became the company’s main locomotive centre on the London-Bristol line.

Swindon is now an important place of pilgrimage for lovers of old-fashioned steam trains, epitomised by a museum called ‘STEAM’.

Renovated rail buildings are also home to Europe's largest covered designer shopping outlet.

Nearby, The Ridgeway is Europe's oldest road.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Photo © Martyn Pattison
Isambard Kingdom Brunel -
Photo: Martyn Pattison CCL