The county of Swindon is known for both-man made as well as natural landmarks. Natural landmarks include Abbey House Gardens, Bibury, the wildlife park, Longleat Safari Park, etc.
The Man made landmarks which are famous are Avebury, Bath, Burford, Lydiard Park, Gloucester Docks, Salibury, Steam Museum, Stone henge etc and the list goes on. So what are the landmarks you must visit when you visit the place? Let’s have a look:
Abbey House Garden and Bibury
Abbey House Garden is a peaceful site with beautiful and rare plants to view for a first time tourist. It would be interesting to note that at this place, the grave of the first king of all England, ‘Athelstan’ lies. Anyone interested in photography can check in to an affordable guest house at this place and go to Bibury in early morning, which is located by the river.
The exciting Cotsworld Water Park awaits those who love activities like go karting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, angling, etc. This water park is the largest in Britain with more than 133 lakes with options for picnic, cycleways and other activities. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is also an amazing place with rare animals like red pandas, a bat house and special exhibition of spiders. People can travel in a train around the park with their children and make their day.
Discussing about Wild life Parks and Water Parks, the management of the hotels in Swindon will without fail suggest their guests to visit the Longleat safari park, designed specifically for the kids with zebra and giraffe waiting for them along with an adventure castle. For a more mature show of animals, one has to surely visit the Sleepy Hollow Farm where otters and Shire horses can be found along with other breed of rare species of animals. It is a treat-both for adults and the kids.
A date with History
Avebury has an ancient stone circle similar to Stonehenge near a village while the Perfume Factory and the Motor Museum is not to be missed for the range of perfumes at display. Corinium Museum is a mush watch for the history hungry tourist that explains some fascinating facts about ancient Roman Britain.
Suggestions for shopping
The hotels staff will also suggest their guests shopping places like McArthur Glen Designer Outlet which sells branded designer labels and Salisbury, a place full of local shops for an easy bargain.
Visit Swindon and experience the county yourself.