Things to do in and around Purton
The village of Purton is situated 3 miles from the M4 (junction 16) providing easy access to Bristol, Avebury and the historic town of Bath, which is under an hour away for those interested in visiting this beautiful Roman city.
Cheltenham and Fairford are also under an hour away making it ideal if you are planning to visit Cheltenham Races held annually in March, or the world-renowned International Air Tattoo, held annually in July.
However, if you’re looking for things to do and see a little closer to the beautiful village of Purton, here’s our round-up of must-see sights for you to share with your wedding guests.
Cotswold Water Park
The Cotswold Water Park is the UK’s largest marl lake system, covering an area of 40 square miles and boasting more than 150 lakes set across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and West Oxfordshire. Many of the lakes are designated nature reserves teeming with wildlife and there is also a beach and activity centre ideal for family entertainment. For more information, visit https://waterpark.org/
Coate Water Country Park
This fantastic park with nature trails, bird hides and family activities such as crazy golf and a splash park, is a lovely place to visit whilst you’re staying in Purton. There are also good facilities, a cafe and BBQ hire options.
Quaint Cotswold villages
Oaksey is a pretty Cotswold village with 15th century church in Wiltshire, very close to the Gloucestershire border and just 17 minutes drive from Purton.
A pretty Cotswold village in south Gloucestershire just 20 minutes drive from Purton.
Breakfast and Coffee Stops
The Barista Cricklade
A nice place to stop for coffee and cake. Cricklade is a pretty little town on the River Thames with a high street full of traditional shops including the family butchers and grocers shops.
A quiet spot near the Cotswold Water Park. Jennies Kitchen offers nice indoor and outdoor seating areas, good coffee, homemade cakes and home cooked dishes.
Lunch and Dinner Options
The Bell Inn
Purton Stoke, Purton, Swindon SN5 4JG
A small village pub that specialises in highly regarded pub food. Try the Steak and Stilton pie or crispy battered fresh fish and chips.
Worsley Road Freshbrook Village Centre, Swindon SN5 8LY
Another highly rated pub and restaurant offering traditional pub food at good prices.
6 High Street Purton, Swindon SN5 4AA
For Indian food in Swindon, try The Maharajah which boasts plenty of great customer reviews.