McCarthy Stone Swindon location

life in SWINDON

The smart, modern town, with a traditional twist

Swindon, Wiltshire, is a diverse and lively market town with a lot to offer for retirement living, from luxury shopping at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon – one of the biggest designer outlets in Europe - to fine dining at the likes of Chiseldon House Hotel and Restaurant. Then there’s culture and history within the Swindon Old Town area, stunning walks by the canal and old railway line, plentiful parks like the lovely The Lawns, and entertainment at the Wyvern Theatre, or the independent Empire Cinema, Swindon.


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Retirement living in Swindon

Things to do in Swindon
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As a large, well-connected modern town with a long history, you’ll find there’s plenty of things to do in Swindon.

Railway buffs will enjoy learning about the town’s links to the Great Western Railway at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western, and the Railway Village Museum. Alternatively visit Swindon Museum and Art Gallery in the Old Town area or the UK’s first Museum of Computing in Theatre Square.

There are a number of glorious green spaces in Swindon, like Stanton Park, Town Gardens, Shaw Forest Park and the gorgeous Lydiard Park, Swindon, with its stately home, lake and 18th Century walled garden.

If you’re looking for places to eat in Swindon, you’ve got a world of choices, from Greek Olive, Swindon to China Kitchen and Chennai Dosa, Swindon and. of course, there are plenty of traditional pubs too – try the Bell Inn.

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