Located near the little River Ray in the county of Wiltshire, Swindon has a long history going back over a thousand years to Saxon times. As such, it is from the Anglo-Saxon language that the town’s name is derived: “Sweyn’s Dun”. Today, it still retains its old town, but a vibrant new town has grown up in the last century or so, not least of all due to its involvement with the famous Great Western Railway. You can turn to InterNations should you need help or advice on settling into a new city. From social security to transport or driving, InterNations is there to help. On our site, expats living in Swindon can find a comprehensive content section with country-specific guides and our InterNations Expat Magazine, which discuss matters such as these and more. Or expatriates in Swindon can use the platform to get in touch with fellow members to learn from their experiences of expat life or in order to share their own. Let other expats know how great Swindon is, via the InterNations website. The ‘STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway’, which is located in a handsomely restored building in the old Swindon Railway works, has to be mentioned for example. It tells the story of the GWR ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’, a rail network that through the genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, its chief engineer, was regarded at the time as the most advanced in the world.
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With a wealth of know-how, InterNations can help expats with the challenges of moving to Swindon, or anywhere abroad for that matter. Along with useful articles, the InterNations website is a place to get trustworthy information and insider info from fellow members through our expat forums. From visas to import regulations, we’ve got it covered for the expatriate on the move. You'll no doubt find someone who can give you advice, whether from other expats living in Swindon, across the country, or even across the world with other ‘global minds’. With all this at your fingertips, InterNations can facilitate your move to Swindon. And after relocating, a newly arrived expat can relax and take in some of the great things Swindon has to see. Don't miss Lydiard Park for example; it’s a beautiful historic estate set in 260 acres of parkland, the home of the St John family for more than 500 years, with a Palladian House, an ancient church, and a walled garden.
No matter where you work, whether it’s in Swindon or anywhere else in the UK, InterNations can give expatriates help and advice. We can give you a heads-up about social security, taxes and business, as well as perhaps looking for a new job or career. If you’re going to be working in Swindon you’ll need to know out about health insurance and other financial matters. Don't worry, there will be something or someone on the InterNations’ website able to help. And after working in Swindon during the week, you’ll sure be keen to get out and about on the weekends, and fortunately there’s always something of interest going on. You could, for example, go and see Swindon Town's soccer team, known as 'The Robins', or go to the Swindon Ice Arena. But whatever you do, become part of InterNations global community and share your experience as an expat in Swindon with us.