City Name: SWINDON
Direction from City Center to Hotel: South
Distance from Hotel: 0.1 MI/ 0.16 KM
Golf: 4 MI/ 6.44 KM South East
Outdoor Tennis: 0.5 MI/ 0.8 KM North East
If you're itching to get outdoors, Stanton Country Park is just a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Explore footpaths lacing through 74 hectares of woodland, and around a large lake, to spot robins, buzzards and even roe deer. The park was once the site of a Roman villa, and it now contains a manor house dating back over 1,000 years, so you get a side of history with your nature, too.
If you and your children enjoy getting crafty, the best outlet for your creative energy is just a 15-minute drive from the hotel, at Studley Grange Craft Village. There's quilting, ceramics and beading on offer, as well as twice-weekly doll's house workshops. Looking for something colourful to help your inspiration take flight? Studley Grange Butterfly World is just next door and worth a peek.
Don't Go Home Without
Swindon has a surprisingly lively bar and nightlife scene for a town of its size. In the old town centre, Baker Street bar offers a rotating line-up of live jazz acts every Tuesday, while the nearby Goddard Arms has everything you could want in a classic English pub. At the Weighbridge Brewhouse, next to the train tracks, you can sample local beers and eats in a historic railway building.
If you're planning a trip to the Swindon Designer Outlet, 10 minutes' walk from the hotel, make time to go across the street to the Steam Museum as well. Housed in an old railway building, this museum of the Great Western Railway displays locomotives and rolling stock. Vibrant temporary exhibitions examine the role this remarkable railway has played in British history.