Swindon is a large town in Wiltshire, South West England. London is 78 miles (126 km) to the east and Cardiff is 78 miles to the west.
Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. Swindon is home to the Bodleian Library’s book depository, which contains 153 miles of bookshelves. It 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.
- Swindon Festival of Literature, the annual Swindon Mela (an all-day celebration of South Indian arts and culture) in the Town Gardens – an event which attracts up to 10,000 visitors each year.
- The Summer Breeze Festival has been held annually in the town since 2007. The family-friendly music event is run by volunteers on a non-profit basis with any funds raised going to charity.
- The Arts Centre is a theatre in Old Town which seats 200 and has music, professional and amateur theatre, comedians, films, children’s events, and one-man shows.
- The Wyvern Theatre has film, comedy, and music.
- The Brunel Centre and the Parade are shopping areas in the town centre, built along the line of the filled-in Wilts and Berks Canal (where a canal milepost can still be seen).
- McArthur Glen Designer Outlet is an indoor shopping mall for reduced price goods (mainly clothing), using the buildings of the disused railway engine works. The outlet is adjacent to the Steam Museum and the National Trust headquarters.
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