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  • Snapped: Christmas Lights Switch-On 2014

    The annual town centre Christmas Lights Switch-On one of Swindon's biggest and most popular events! On Thursday night, Britain's Got Talent favourites Ashleigh & Pudsey did the honours and officially kick-started the festivities in Swindon town centre.

  • Cineworld Open Day

    Find out everything you need to know about getting a job at the fantastic new Cineworld Cinema at Regent Circus in Swindon.

  • Christmas

    We've wrapped all of our very best gift ideas, Christmas jumper suggestions and Christmas office party recommendations into this fabulously festive guide to Christmas in Swindon. From carol concerts and light switch-ons to Christmas markets and yuletide activities, we bring you our definitive guide to the jolliest season of them all.

  • Snapped: Swindon 10K 2014

    The town's runners were out in the drizzle on Sunday the 16th November to participate in the Swindon 10k. Despite the grey skies, spirits were high as the runners passed the finish line...

  • South Cerney Course Comp

    How do you fancy paddling, gliding or floating your way around the lake at South Cerney Outdoor? Well now you can.. we're giving one lucky person the chance to win a voucher for either a sailing, windsurfing or kayaking course!

  • Marriott Christmas Lunch Comp

    It’s beginning to look a lot like we've teamed up with the Marriott Swindon to offer you the chance to win a three-course midweek Christmas lunch for ten at the Source Grill Restaurant!

  • Christmas Parties

    We know exactly how important the Christmas office party is. You usually drink too much, kiss someone you shouldn't under the mistletoe and give your colleagues enough water cooler conversation to last until mid-July. It only happens once a year, so it has to be a good one!


About Swindon

Swindon may be many things, but boring certainly isn’t one of them; steeped in history and culture Swindon is one of the most dynamic and prosperous settlements in the South West.

From a sleepy market town during the 1800s to one of Europe’s fastest developing destinations during the 90s. Swindon has blossomed and bloomed over the years, earning itself a reputation as a haven for business, sport, leisure and shopping. Whether you want to shop designer brands, go ice skating, or eat a Dominos Pizza, Swindon has it all.

Formerly a Saxon colony, Swindon was known as ‘Swine Dun’ right up until the 14th century; its name quite literally translating to ‘pig hill’ or ‘the hill where pigs were bred’ - with its eclectic mix of independent shops, traditional pubs and stylish cafes and bars it’s hard to believe that Old Town now stands where the original town first lay.

Although, Swindon steadily began to expand and improve over the years, it wasn’t until 1840 that it really started to make a name for itself thanks to pioneering designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who selected Swindon as his base for the Great Western Railways.

Today the works are Swindon's Designer Outlet Village; a popular retail centre, offering shoppers luxury labels such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Kurt Geiger at discounted prices.

As well as premium shopping facilities, a thriving sports scene and the infamous Magic Roundabout, Swindon boasts an impressive array of dining options and international cuisine. Thanks to regular events at the Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre, the town can also add burgeoning arts scene to its list of achievements too. 


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