Full steam ahead
The Great Western Railway has linked the South West of England with London since 1838 and, in 1841, joined forces with Isambard Kingdom Brunel to form what was to become one of the most outstanding industrial centres in the world – Swindon Works. In its heyday, it employed over 14,000 people and produced over 60 locomotives a year, leaving behind a legacy of wonderful buildings with unique architectural features. Many of these have been preserved and have alternative uses today, including STEAM museum, the Designer Outlet Centre, the Glue Pot pub and the National Monuments Record Centre.
The newly-created Swindon Heritage Trails take in 20 unique stopping points, all of which are in the centre of Swindon and within easy walking distance of each other.
For further information and to download the free trail visit www.swindonheritagetrails.co.uk or phone 01793 429250.
All details were correct when published, please check before you visit Swindon.