The top 20 Attractions around Swindon

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    Uffington Castle is an exceptionally well-preserved example of an Iron Age hill fort. The White Horse is the oldest chalk-cut hill figure in Britain, too; perhaps over 3,000 years old. From the summit, you are afforded wonderful views.

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    Dan
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    Stones at Avebury

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This has been a world heritage site for a few years now, and deservedly so. Thousands of years of history crammed into a tiny Wiltshire village. Silbury Hill, West Kennet …

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    Buscot Lock is the smallest of the 45 locks on the Thames. The manual beam-equipped pound lock was built in 1790, today it looks just as it did more than …

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    Edvard
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    Avebury Stone Circle

    Hiking Highlight

    The Neolithic henge monument situated around the village of Avebury contains three stone circles (around 2600 BCE). In contrast to Stonehenge, it is possible to go close and actually touch …

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    Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic chambered long barrow. The site was once believed to be the home of Wayland, the Saxon god of metalworking, hence the name. Excavations have revealed …

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    Dan
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    Silbury Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Silbury Hill is the largest artificial mound in Europe. It is similar in height and volume to the Egyptian pyramids. Whilst the hill is a bit of a mystery to …

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    Dan
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    MTB Ridgeway White Roads segment

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This Ridgeway segment from Swindon to Goring on Thames includes miles of chalk trails, with some historic ruins beside the trail.
    I rode this one way; parked my car in …

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    Tim
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    Fantastic view and all-round view. On a visit to the more famous White Horse Hill, you should definitely "take" the Dragon Hill. Is close to it.

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    The House.

    Hiking Highlight

    The House
    Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, as well as the family collection of pictures, …

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    Edvard
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    Walled Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    The present Lord Faringdon has, since 1978, transformed what was a grand, but largely redundant, eighteenth-century kitchen garden into a fine ornamental garden with a strong structure, within which a …

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    Edvard
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    Whereas many villages seem deserted during the day, Buscot is often busy with visitors to the lock and picnic site beside the river, or taking advantage of the tea room …

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    Edvard
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    Roadbridge carrying Thames Street (A361) over River Thames and toll
    house. 1792, when Thames Street laid out. Dressed stone. Bridge
    about 6m wide with coped wall about lm high following …

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    Edvard
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    Barbury Castle Iron Age Fort

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Barbury Castle is a well-preserved Iron Age hill fort. The site was first occupied around 2,500 years ago and has been used by the Romans, the Saxons, and even played …

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    Dan
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    Marlborough (Wiltshire)

    Hiking Highlight

    Small English market town in Wiltshire with about 8,000 inhabitants. In 1204, Marlborough was granted city rights and market rights.

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    Walking path bridge

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Gorgeous little spot, perfect for a snack stop and to freshen up, the water is so clear you just want to jump in on a hot day!

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    Alex
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    Peto Water Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    Designed by Harold Peto, who was, in his day, the leading exponent of formal Italianate garden design, the Water Garden was laid out in 1904 for the 1st Lord Faringdon, …

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    Edvard
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    Obelisk Sundial.

    Hiking Highlight

    Obelisk/Sundial created by Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
    Fashioned of Portland stone and green slate by Fergus Wessel of Stone Workshop and mounted …

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    Edvard
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    St Lawrence Church.

    Running Highlight

    The building which you see now, was completed in 1476; but there was certainly a Church on the same site before that. Only small fragments of this earlier church remain …

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    Edvard
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    West Kennet Long Barrow

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a Neolithic burial chamber that is older than Stone Henge.

    You are able to enter a view a number of the chambers, it is dark though - so pack a torch to see the surrounding rocks.

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    Dan
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    Shrivenham

    Hiking Highlight

    Small, picturesque village near Swindons. On clear weather with a view of the Uffington White Horse Hill. Good and inexpensive base station for excursions, for example to Swindon, Oxford, Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, ...

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