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The links alongside may be of interest to those who would like to spend more time in and around Swindon.

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Industrial Heritage

Steam Museum the museum of the Great Western Railway.
Crofton Pumping Station features the world's oldest working beam engine.

Avebury World Heritage Site: stone circle plus manor house (joint restoration with BBC) and restored 17th centuary threashing barn.
Lydiard House and Park a small stately home and church in restored gardens and parkland.

Coate Water former canal reservoir, now a popular nature reserve and liesure facility.
Stanton Park 185 acre nature reserve of water and woodland, offering a one-mile circular walk.
Cotswold Water Park 150 man-made lakes offering an exceptionally wide range of outdoor and leisure activities.

Blunsdon House Hotel a recommended venue for dining and accomodation a few minutes from the railway.
Arkells Swindon's local brewery, owner of a number of excellent pubs.

Railway interests

The Heritage Railway Association, with details of the UK's Heritage Railways
UK Heritage Railways

Swindon's Other Railway
Photographic detail and historic maps of the MSWJ route through Swindon to Cricklade.

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