Located on the M4 corridor Swindon is ideally situated between London, Bristol and Oxford, with London being just 1 hour away by train. Swindon has two junctions of the M4; J15 (East Swindon) and J16 (West Swindon) which are easily reached from all areas of Swindon.
Swindon is home to a number of large businesses/corporations including Nationwide, BP Castrol, Honda, BMW, Intel, Zurich, B&Q, ALDI, and many more; with Swindon being the base of their head offices for some.
There are a number of shopping areas including the Town Centre which is currently in the process of complete regeneration, the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village which is built on the site of the old Railway Works and attracts visitors from all over the country. The popular Old Town which has a host of more traditional/individual shops. There are numerous large Supermarkets (including ASDA Walmart, Tesco, Sainsburys, ALDI, LIDL, Waitrose, etc) throughout, and every residential area outside of the Town Centre/Old Town has it's own Centres with a variety of local shops.
A very large selection of popular restaurants are located all over Swindon, with a high number located in the Old Town. Nightlife is also well catered for in the Town Centre and Old Town with lively bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
There are a number of popular parks located in and around Swindon, including Faringdon Park, The Lawns, Queen's Park, Town Gardens, which are all located in the Town Centre/Old Town, with Coate Water and Lydiard Country Park situated on the outskirts of Swindon, and Barbury Castle, Stanton Park, The Ridgeway, and the White Horses situated in the nearby villages. Avebury (the world-famous stone circle), Cirencester, Savernake Forest at Marlborough and the various Cotswolds Water Parks are short drive away.
Well served with all sorts of leisure facilities, including various local and national fitness centres, the Oasis leisure complex, the Link Centre with a large ice rink (home to Swindon Wildcats), and three multi-plex cinemas. The County Ground (home of Swindon Town FC) is located in the Town Centre, and the Abbey Stadium in Blunsdon (North Swindon) is home to the Swindon Speedway.
Swindon is also home to the famous Magic Roundabout, a set of five mini roundabouts replacing one large one, which may be a little daunting the first time, but does work well.
Swindon is surrounded by a number of attractive villages and is also close to the highly popular areas of Royal Wootton Bassett, Cotwolds, Avebury, Cirencester, Bibury, Bourton on the Water, Lechlade on Thames, etc.
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"Ideal/popular for investment landlords as although ideally situated Swindon has yet to reach the higher housing prices of nearby areas, and regularly receive a good rental yield"