With the M4 at its doorstep, Swindon is easily accessible to London, Bristol, Reading and Cardiff, as well as many other major destinations, making it an ideal location for professionals who regularly have to travel in and out of town for work purposes.
Unemployment levels are one of the lowest in the country and according to recent reports, statistics show that Swindon's economy has outperformed the rest of the UK for a significant amount of time now.
Swindon's stigma as a highly sought after place to live and work has been further boosted by a £350 million investment to improve the town's leisure and retail facilities. The regeneration of the town centre is set to reclaim Swindon's title as one of the fastest growing towns in Europe and to cope with demand 40,000 new homes are set for construction over the next 15 years.
Huge organisations such as Amazon, Intel, First Great Western and of course Nationwide have all made Swindon their home and thanks to the strong local economy and productive work force that the town offers, have thrived. Swindon is an economically resilient town and that’s why it is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK.
Swindon’s railway station is a main line station with good network links to London, Bristol, Gloucester as well as further afield to Birmingham, South Wales or the South West. There are also good coach services and regular bus services from the surrounding towns and villages.
Local and Recreational Attractions
There are many and varied local attractions such as historic Lydiard Park, the picturesque Town Gardens, the Steam Museum celebrating the growth of Swindon as a railway town. There is also the Swindon Art Centre, Wyvern Theatre, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Roves Farm and easy access to Cotswold villages and pubs. Just north of the town is the Swindon and Cricklade Railway where visitors can enjoy a ride on an old fashioned steam engine and take a look at engines that are under restoration. A few miles up the road is the ever popular Cotswold Water Park with all sorts of water sports available on the doorstep, as well as beautiful wildlife and scenery.
As you would expect from a town the size of Swindon, the entertainment facilities are wide and varied including 3 cinemas, a bowling alley, ice rink and many other leisure and fitness clubs.
If shopping is your thing, then Swindon offers the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Town Centre, which is undergoing redevelopment, and to the north of the town, the Orbital Shopping Centre which includes a library and supermarkets as well as a range of high street shops. Right on The Deanery's doorstep is a Waitrose local and a stunning waterside location for the local Hall and Woodhouse public house.