Swindon (史雲頓), Wiltshire (威爾特郡)

Swindon is located in the South West of England in Wiltshire. Nearby towns are Bristol and Bath to the west and Reading to the east.


Swindon has a good train network running down to Bristol and up to London Paddington station. Swindon is more of a modern town and in recent years there are lots of new housing developments.


There is an increase with young British people and families moving to the South West of England. Swindon is a popular place to settle with all the new built houses and flats. The town centre is well developed with lots of high street brand shops and shopping centres (The Brunel and Designer Outlet Swindon) .


史雲頓 (Swindon) 位於英格蘭西南部的威爾特郡 (Wiltshire)。 附近的城鎮有布里斯托 (Bristol) 和巴斯 (Bath) 在西邊,東邊是雷丁 (Reading)。


史雲頓擁有良好的火車網絡,可以直達布里斯托 (Bristol) 和 倫敦柏靈頓站

(London Paddington station)。史雲頓現在是一個發展市鎮,近年來有很多新的房地產發展項目。


越來越多的英國的年輕人和家庭搬到英格蘭西南部。史雲頓是一個受歡迎的定居點,擁有多間新建的房屋和公寓。史雲頓市中心擁有多間大眾品牌商店和購物中心 (The Brunel & Designer Outlet Swindon) 。


Hong Kong Hub - South West Councils

香港中心 - 西南議會

They will be able to help and answer any questions you have such as education and housing issues and helping you to integrate.

他們會協助解答港人來到當區的問題 (列如 住屋,學校)和幫大家融入當地的生活。


https://swcouncils.gov.uk/policy-strategy/policy-swsmp/sw-smp-hong-kong-british-national-overseas-visa-briefing/


---> Hkbrits 12 UK Welcome Hub Page (coming soon!)

Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/wessex


Reference: https://universecodes.blogspot.com/2020/01/uk-map-by-county.html


Transportations 交通


Train火車


Swindon - London Paddington

Great Western Railway (GWR): 52 - 59 minutes


Swindon - Reading

Great Western Railway (GWR): 25 - 29 minutes


Swindon - Bristol Temple Meads

Great Western Railway (GWR): 37 - 44 minutes


Swindon - Bath Spa

Great Western Railway (GWR): 22 - 24 minutes


Train price 火車價格

(July 七月 2021)

Swindon - London Terminus

Weekly season ticket 週票: £270.30

Monthly season ticket 月票: £913.20

Annual season ticket 年票: £9512


Swindon - London Travel Zone 1-6

Weekly season ticket 週票: £291.10

Monthly season ticket 月票: £986.90

Annual season ticket 年票: £10280


https://www.gwr.com

The GWR website also does some cheap single tickets for certain stops.

GWR 網站會為了某些火車站提供一些便宜的單程票。


Car 駕駛

Driving to Central London: around 2 hours via M4 or M40 (depends on traffic)

開車到倫敦市中心:經由 M4 或 M40 需時大約 2 小時(取決於交通情況)


Coach 旅遊巴士

Swindon Bus Stop 18: National Express 史雲頓巴士站18號: National Express 旅遊巴士

Swindon - Heathrow Airport

National Express Service

https://www.nationalexpress.com/en

July 2021

from £15- 25

1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes


2021 年 7 月

£15 - £25 不等

1 小時 25 分鐘 至 1 小時 35 分鐘

Swindon House Prices 樓價


https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/swindon.html


Average House Price 平均房價 (2021):

£252,790

Sale 買樓: can use the link below to consider 以下連結可作參考

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Swindon.html


July 2021 Average House Price

Terrace House 排屋 : £204,895

Semi-Detached House 半獨立屋 : £260,301

Detached House 獨立屋 : £372,205

Flat 公寓 – 1 bedroom : £115,000


Rental 租屋: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Swindon.html


July 2021 Rent Prices Studio Apartment 私人套房 : £500 - £700

Flat 公寓 : £575 - £900 *

Terrace House 排屋 : £675 - £1500 *

Semi-Detached House 半獨立屋 : £875 - £1500 *

Detached House 獨立屋 : £950 - £1650 *


* Depends on how many rooms , 取決於有多少房間


New Housing Development / Area

新發展屋院 / 地區


  • Wichelstowe (visited in September 2020)

Wichelstowe is a new housing developed area near Swindon with different phases. Basic facilities including 2 schools, a supermarket (Waitrose) and some restaurants.


There is a nice river canal which attract many people walking along and can lead back to the Swindon city centre.


Wichelstowe will be continue to be developed and more houses and flats will be available to purchase.


To Swindon town centre:


Driving: 7 minutes

Bus: 15 minutes (Number 9 or Number 11)

Walk: 38 minutes

Cycling: 14 minutes

  • Wichelstowe (2020年九月曾到訪)

Wichelstowe 是史雲頓附近的新住宅的發展區,將會有不同的階段。 我們在 2020 年 9 月曾到訪。


基本設施包括 2 所學校、一家超市 (Waitrose) 和一些餐廳。


有一條漂亮的河道,吸引了許多人沿著這條河走,並可通往史雲頓市中心。


Wichelstowe 將繼續發展,會有更多的房屋和公寓可供購買。


前往史雲頓市中心:


開車:7分鐘

巴士:15 分鐘(9號 或 11號)

步行:38 分鐘

騎自行車:14分鐘