This ‘gateway to the west’– bordering Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire – is easily accessible by road, rail and air, making it ideal for weekend or an Easter break with children.
The north of Wiltshire is conveniently accessible from central London or Heathrow Airport via the M4, while the M3 connects London to the A30 and A303 roads, which serve south Wiltshire. From the Midlands and the north, the best route is by the M5 to the Almondsbury interchange near Bristol and then into Wiltshire by the M4, A4 or A36. Driving times to Swindon from London and Birmingham are about 1hr 30mins and 1hr 40mins respectively.
There are regular inter-city train services to Bath (about 1hr 30mins) and Bristol (1hr 45mins) from London Paddington, while from Waterloo there are meandering, more scenic routes!