A new promotional film released by destination marketing group Visit Swindon aims to encourage tourists back to the town.

The one-and-a-half minute film features a host of Swindon businesses and attractions which have put in place Covid-19 safety precautions to protect tourists during the pandemic.

The film was produced by Old Town-based branding agency Jazzbones Creative who hope it will boost tourism around the borough now that lockdown has eased.

Creative director Nathan Sandhu said: “The video makes it clear that Swindon is very much open for business and is still a great destination.

"And above all, it's a safe destination, whether it’s shopping, heritage, or wining and dining that takes your fancy."

The short opens with a young couple arriving by GWR train at the town's railway station.

The couple take some time to explore the historic railway village, which in 2019 became a Heritage Action Zone.

This is a five-year scheme to bring heritage expertise and £1.6 million of funding from Historic England, who will work with the council and other partners to revitalise and protect the area.

The visitors then check in to their base for exploring the town and its attractions, the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

Later, the tourists enjoy a trip to the award-winning Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway and do some shopping at Swindon Designer Outlet before grabbing a bite to eat at the Los Gatos tapas bar in Old Town.

The man buys his girlfriend an engagement ring at Deacons Jewellers, Swindon's second-oldest business, before the new fiancées head off to The Vault for celebratory cocktails.

Visit Swindon is supported Switch on to Swindon and Swindon Borough Council. The film forms part of the council's Swindon's Bouncing Back campaign.

Tourism chiefs are asking neighbours and businesses to share the video to reach as many potential visitors as possible.

The video can be viewed and shared from the Visit Swindon website at www.visitswindon.org.uk or on the group's Facebook and LinkedIn pages, or @visit_swindon on Twitter.