With humble beginnings as a small market town, Swindon in Wiltshire has come a long way. It now boasts a population of over 155,000 people. The town is a charming mixture of the old and the new, with a great shopping experience and some fascinating heritage to explore.
Swindon’s population really exploded and the town grew exponentially with the arrival of the Great Western Railway and this is celebrated in STEAM – the Museum of the Great Western Railway. Based in Swindon itself, this museum tell the story of how the railway was built and how it was operated, you can even meet the people who made it all happen. It celebrates the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the world-famous engineer who designed the GWR and brought new life to parts of England as a result. Events vary throughout the year and exhibitions change, keeping this a fresh and fascinating window into such a crucial part of the country’s past.
Lydiard House and its beautiful grounds are just one example of the heritage of the Swindon area. Visitors can enjoy the beautifully kept rooms of Lyiard House dating back to the 17th Century with its original furnishings, paintings and furniture. Formal gardens and a restored walled garden make for striking views and there is also the Palladian house and a charming church. Children appreciate the large pay area and café and the area attracts lots of locals for walking, jogging, cycling and simply enjoying the fresh air in a beautiful setting.
Swindon has a thriving nightlife, with an especially dynamic and exciting music scene. The Arts Centre is a popular theatre with an ever changing programme, and the Wyvern us a theatre which delivers comedy and music as well as theatrical productions. Each year Swindon is home to the Swindon Festival of Literature which celebrates literature in all forms. Readers mingle with writers and there are readings, story walks, talks by writers, historians, philosophers, poets…. The list goes on and the only way to truly appreciate this modern, dynamic festival is to take part and enjoy it.
Swindon is a vibrant place and there is a constantly evolving programme of events that is hard to keep up with, activities, events and festivities to suit everyone, from the youngest member of society to the oldest. Hypnia are bringing a little something extra to the area to help locals and those from further afield to deal with those sleepless night or any aches and pains that follow us around in the morning. Their use of the latest technology in their memory foam mattresses is bringing relief to people all across the UK and with deliveries on demand to the Swindon area you can bet that there are going to a whole lot of people sleeping more soundly from now on. By absorbing energy and muffling movement, a memory foam mattress eliminated pressure on joints and relieves the strain of a poor sleeping position. After one night you can wake up feeling more rested and relaxed than ever before.