Swindon Railway Village Trail

Walks, England, Wiltshire, Swindon

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  • Start at Swindon Railway Station.  Walk past Costa Coffee and continue along Station Road.

    Step 1: Start at Swindon Railway Station. Walk past Costa Coffee and continue along Station Road.

  • Step 2: Note the cottages on the right and the old railway works on the left (once past the car parks)

  • This is the entrance to the tunnel- turn into it.  The tunnel was built in 1871, nearly 30 years after the railway works were founded.

    Step 3: This is the entrance to the tunnel- turn into it. The tunnel was built in 1871, nearly 30 years after the railway works were founded.

  • Prior to the tunnel being built workers had to cross the railway tracks… as perilous as it sounds!  Walk to the end.

    Step 4: Prior to the tunnel being built workers had to cross the railway tracks… as perilous as it sounds! Walk to the end.

  • This building housed the Chief Mechanical Engineers drawing office.  It is now home to the Historic England archives.

    Step 5: This building housed the Chief Mechanical Engineers drawing office. It is now home to the Historic England archives.

  • Make sure you look up to see these original lights!  Retrace your steps through the tunnel and then turn right on Bristol Street.

    Step 6: Make sure you look up to see these original lights! Retrace your steps through the tunnel and then turn right on Bristol Street.

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