Geography of Swindon
Swindon is centrally located on the eastern edge of the county of Wiltshire.
Wiltshire is bordered by Gloucestershire, Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire
and Berkshire. Parts of Wiltshire are quite hilly, with deep valleys and extensive
plains. The main rivers of this county are the Upper and Lower Avon, the Thames
or Isis, the Cole, the Kennet, the Bourne, the Willey and the Nadder.
Wiltshire has numerous country parks and vast expanses of natural woodlands
Barbury Castle Country Park encompasses an Iron Age hillfort on the Ridgeway
National Trail, the site of a battle where Cynric defeated the Britons in 556
AD. The Park offers 150 acres of unspoilt countryside with spectacular views
across the Marlborough Downs and Swindon.
Cotswold Water Parks Britain's largest water park with 132 lakes, covering
over 30 square miles. The outstanding countryside provides an ideal setting
for relaxation and discovery for adults and children alike - perfect for a family
day out, walkers, bird watchers, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. The
Water Park is a nationally recognised area for wildlife with three nature reserves
and a whole host of bird life. The Country Parks have picnic and barbecue sites,
plenty of parking and access to a network of footpaths, cycleways and bridleways.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is situated approximately 17 miles north
east of Swindon. It is situated in 160 acres of parkland and gardens with a
wide variety of animals from around the world, including rhinos, Asiatic lions,
leopards and primates. The Gardens are a major feature of the Park.
For swimmers, Keynes Country Park has a bathing beach which is open daily between
June and September.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Village Hotel & Leisure Club
De Vere Swindon
Goddard Arms Hotel
Swindon Marriott Hotel
Holiday Inn Swindon
Express by Holiday Inn Swindon West
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full list of hotels and online booking