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BEST WESTERN PLUS Blunsdon House Hotel

Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN26 7AS

Ratings & Awards

4 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.
Gold CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (300 spaces)
  • Golf On Site
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Tennis
  • Indoor Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • 9 Hole On-Site Golf Course
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN PLUS Blunsdon House Hotel, Swindon

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Swindon's STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, housed in a restored Grade II-listed railway building, takes visitors back in time. There are a number of reconstructed scenes that tell the story of the legendary line and those who built it.

Available : Daily

National Monuments Record Centre

The National Monuments Record Centre (NMRC) in Swindon is the public archive of English Heritage. The historic collections held here include over ten million documents, photos and plans of architecture, archaeology, listed buildings, aerial photography and social history throughout England.

Available : Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri only

Swindon Designer Outlet

The McArthur Glen outlets is a shopping concept pioneered in the UK, offering designer-hungry shoppers heavily discounted, quality merchandise. The 110-shop Swindon Designer Outlet is located in the city's renovated Great Western railway station.

Available : Daily

Swindon Art Gallery

Swindon Art Gallery has a burgeoning reputation as one of the best collections of British contemporary art to be found outside London. The collection was established after a donation of works by local benefactor, H J P Bomford.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Lydiard House & Park

Dating from the 18th century, Lydiard Park was originally a medieval deer park. The 260 acres include a lake and ornamental flower gardens, while the house contains numerous elegant state rooms, a unique painted window and 18th-century Lady Diana Spencer room.

Available : Daily

Butterfly World

Swindon's Butterfly World houses more than 30 different species of butterfly. The enormous hothouse contains tropical plants, little streams and rustic bridges, waterfalls and fishponds. There is also a separate mini-beast room with creepy crawlies like tarantulas, scorpions and snakes.

Available : Daily

Science Museum Swindon

On the former Wroughton Aerodrome site, Swindon's Science Museum is the main repository for the Science Museum's national collections, from a Lockheed Constellation airliner to hovercrafts. Please note the museum is only open to groups by pre-arrangement.

Available : Daily

Royal International Air Tattoo

Daredevil pilots put their machines through their paces at the annual Royal International Air Tattoo, attracting visitors to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. Watch hundreds of aeroplanes, ranging from speedy jets to state-of-the-art pilotless aircraft, take to the sky for breathtaking shows.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Fairford Church

Fairford's St Mary's Church is well worth visiting for its 28 precious stained glass windows, made circa 1480 for the spaces they still occupy 500 years later. The windows decorate a classic "wool" church, built of Cotswold stone in the perpendicular style in the 15th century.

Available : Daily

WOMAD Festival

Welcome to the world of music and dance. WOMAD attracts the best international musicians to perform in Malmesbury's Charlton Park as part of this vibrant, family-friendly celebration offering drum and dance jams, early-bird yoga, salsa lessons and the WOMAD spa.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Chedworth Roman Villa

Take a walk around Gloucestershire's 4th-century Chedworth Roman Villa and spot mosaics, bathhouses, a water shrine and latrine. The sweeping views across the valley from the villa are equally spectacular.

Available : Mar - Nov 2013; not Mon (annual)

Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood House offers visitors a family day out in parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, surrounding a historic stately home with Robert Adam interiors. The park's beautiful Rhododendron Walk bursts into flower every May along with the bluebells.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

2000trees Festival

The 2000trees festival is one of the leading small festivals in the British summer calendar. This intimate and friendly event, which takes place at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, has become an inspiring and chilled out haven for music fanatics.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Gatcombe Horse Trials

The annual Gatcombe Horse Trials are held in the spectacular setting of Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, home to the Princess Royal and her family. Leading riders take part from around the world, ensuring an exciting and extremely competitive event.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, contains one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in the world. With 18,000 trees set in 600 acres of landscaped grounds, it merits a visit any time of year.

Available : Daily

Truck Festival

The annual Truck Festival at Hill Farm in Steventon near Oxford is organised with the sole intention of showcasing quality music and having fun. A village fête meets Woodstock, entertainment here is grassroots and intimate rather than commercial and impersonal.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials are among the more testing competitions in the equestrian calendar. The famous cross-country course is long, gruelling, but always well built and most competitors get round, if they don't fall in the water!

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

If you want to see people risking life and limb chasing cheese, head for Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, where competitors battle it out in pursuit of an eight-pound Double Gloucester.

Available : May 2013 (various dates)

Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold Farm Park in Stow-on-the-Wold offers a fun day out regardless of the weather. Kids get to meet, cuddle and feed a variety of farm animals, and it's also home to a rare-breeds conservation centre.

Available : Mar - Sep 2013 (various dates)

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs steam services between Toddington and Winchcombe in the beautiful Cotswolds. The service not only reminds visitors of the ways we used to travel but also offers great views of the surrounding area. 

Available : Daily

Cheltenham Festival of Science

Cheltenham's annual Science Festival, taking place at venues across town, explores everything from future energy to why Kate Moss was hooked on Pete Doherty. The packed programme includes talks, debates, family events, an interactive exhibition and a drop-in cinema.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Promenade

The Promenade is Cheltenham's most famous street. Established in 1817-18, it was designed as a carriage drive connecting the new Sherborne Spa with the High Street and it retains a certain opulent elegance. Once known for the gentlemen's clubs that were strung out along its length, the Promenade is now famous for smart shops and cosmopolitan pavement cafes.

Available : Daily

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

The Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum is known for its internationally significant collection relating to the Arts and Crafts Movement, recognised as outstanding by the award of Designated Museum status in 1998. The collection also includes furniture, textiles, ceramics and paintings.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Book It! Children's Book Festival

Running alongside the adult event, the Book It! Children's Book Festival in Cheltenham presents the best of youth literature to a new audience. It also brings together favourites, old and new, for the delight of kids (and their parents).

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham's huge annual literary festival features talks and workshops with some of the biggest names in the business. There are also creative writing courses, literary walks, performers and special themed events.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham's Music Festival is a refreshing blend of old and new featuring around 60 events in approximately two weeks. It has a tradition of pairing the best of the classical repertoire with cutting-edge contemporary compositions.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Royal County of Berkshire Show

The Royal County of Berkshire Show at Newbury Showground is a highlight in the calendar of farming and rural communities. Main attractions include the White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team, Army and Navy zones, cookery, a garden show, vintage cars and tractors.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Natural Living Show

Cheltenham's annual show of all things healthy and holistic takes place at the Pitville Pump Room. Dozens of stands tout their wares, together with a full programme of lectures and workshops on a number of esoteric and "alternative" topics.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Pittville Pump Room

During its Regency heyday, this Pump Room was the largest and most magnificent of several buildings where the renowned Cheltenham Spa Waters could be taken. They can still be tasted today from the original marble and scagliola pump, although now they are pumped electronically from the well, 80 feet below, rather than by the traditional hand pump method.

Available : Daily; not Tue

Donnington Castle

The twin towers of the 14th-century gatehouse at Donnington Castle stand proudly on Castle Lane, north of the town centre, overlooking the Kennet Valley. They are solemnly evocative of their dramatic role in England's bitter 17th-century Civil War.

Available : Daily

Blenheim Palace

Constructed in the 1700s, Blenheim Palace lies 14 kilometres from Oxford and is one of England's most spectacular stately homes, as well as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The sprawling palace is surrounded by expansive gardens.

Available : Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

There can be few equestrian events with a setting quite as spectacular as Blenheim Palace. The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is one of the British Horse Society's most publicised and largest competitions.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace

At beautiful Blenheim Palace, the Battle Proms concert comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays but, most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical July evening culminates in a fireworks display.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Jousting Tournament

Visitors to this special May Bank Holiday event at Blenheim Palace can watch armoured knights in hand-to-hand combat and jousting contests. Eat a picnic on the lawn and enjoy archery and falconry displays.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Bike Blenheim Palace

Bike Blenheim Palace returns for another demanding trek through the lush countryside surrounding the Cotswolds landmark. With participants ranging from committed cyclists to families keen to ride their bikes in a spectacular setting, the event continues to grow in popularity.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Sudeley Castle

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswold Hills, Sudeley Castle is steeped in a rich royal history and surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens. Boasting a royal pedigree, it's one of Gloucestershire's prize attractions.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

The Festival

The Festival at Cheltenham is the biggest event of the season. The 26 races offer one of the racing world's most generous prize funds and attract the finest horses from all over Britain, Ireland and France.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham Races: The Showcase

Another tightly contested season of racing at Cheltenham Racecourse opens with a two-day event. The Showcase, as it is known, attracts many horses preparing for major races in late autumn and winter.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Cheltenham New Year's Day Race Meeting

Dress up warmly for Cheltenham Racecourse's New Year's Day meeting, a family favourite that attracts large crowds every year. Cheer on your favourites at the home of National Hunt racing, or join those enjoying a hair-of-the-dog tipple at the bar...

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

Cheltenham Racecourse - The International

The International at Cheltenham Racecourse is a two-day meeting that features one of the season's most valuable hurdle races on Saturday. The combination of top-quality racing, a weekend in the Cotswolds and a terrific atmosphere sum up the Cheltenham experience.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Blunsdon House Hotel
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