Don't know if you're into Aviation however RAF Fairford is not a million miles away. They hold a military airshow there called the 'Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). It is due to be held on the 16-17 July and from my experience of it years back, it was an excellent show. http://www.militaryairshows.co.uk/ven3.htm I actually don't know much about Swindon itself since I only passed through it though it's not the most touristy of towns. Bath is & isn't a million miles away but I guess that's not the question you asked. over 6 years ago
Head out to Stonehenge/Avebury. Very short drive also to see the chalk horses carved into the side of hills which are tremendous.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery isnt bad for an afternoon.
Les Chats is nice to eat at and the Old Bank Brasserie is nice for a drink outside, if its not raining. over 6 years ago