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Swindon Next Week

I will be in swindon next week for some work,

Any advise on what I should do or look at while I am there, any nice places nearby.

Have been to Bath.

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Swindon is close to the Uffington Vale, with the White Horse, Uffington Hill, and Waylands Smithy, which is an ancient dolmen.

There are other more 'modern' White Horses in the region, carved into the hills at Broad Town, near to Broad Hinton, Cherhill, Roundway, Alton Barnes Southcott and Manton.

Lambourn could be worth a visit very early in the morning, if you'd like to see racehorses out training on the gallops on Lambourn Down. Wantage is another place where training stables can be found, and Newbury has a great racecourse, perhaps there will be a meet while you are there.

Marlbourough is an attractive small town to visit, and there are many very pretty villages in the area.

Malmesbury is also another pretty town.

You would be in striking distance of Salisbury, with it's great Cathederal, Stonehenge not too far away, and Avebury with it's own stone circle might interest you.

Otherwise, ask your work colleagues what they like, and if they have any places they could recommend for you - hell, they might even take you there!!

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Hi there

Essex has it all pretty much covered. All I'd add is that Swindon has a wonderfu STEAM museum, dedicated to the days when the town had one of the largest railway works in the country and if you enjoy historic old towns, hop on the 49 bus from Swindon to Devizes, where you will find lots to see and do.

The 49 passes right through Avebury by the way if you wanted to see the village and stones.

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