With a name like the Great Western you might have guessed the hotel was built during the days of the famous Swindon Railway Works, where some of the most incredible steam engines were built.
Now the former Works, which are just 5 mins walk away, have been restored and are home to the award-winning Swindon Designer Outlet Village - a shoppers dream! - and the STEAM museum of the GWR, two attractions visited by thousands of people every year. The Oasis Leisure Centre with lagoon pool is also only 10 minutes walk too.
Plus, with the beautiful Cotswolds & the rolling Wiltshire countryside just down the road plus the train station bang opposite, The GW is the perfect base for touring and seeing the sites.