Sat Nav Instructions On UK’s ‘7 Circle’ Magic Roundabout Are Mind-Boggling

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Sat Nav Instructions On UK’s ‘7 Circle’ Magic Roundabout Are Mind-Boggling

A TikTok clip shows a driver's sat nav giving some mind-boggling instructions on the UK's '7 Circle' magic roundabout. Watch video of the madness below:


The 'magic roundabout' is in Swindon and has been in operation since the 1970s, however, many locals are still having trouble getting to grips with it.

The TikTok video was captioned: "This Roundabout has five mini roundabouts on a roundabout which is one big roundabout."


It begins with the TikToker, @hchoww, explaining where he's going: "We went on the magic round about."

@hchoww was a travelling passenger in the car and he attempts to direct the driver with the sat nav.

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok
Credit: Wiki Commons
Credit: Wiki Commons

The navigation system said: "Head north west

"Exit the roundabout onto the magic roundabout.

"Head east towards the magic roundabout.

"Exit the roundabout onto the magic roundabout."


I'm already lost.

It added: "In 15 yards, at the roundabout take the first exit and stay on the magic roundabout."

Not only were the people in the car confused, the comments section seemed to be even more so.

One user wrote: "They should call it the magic headache because that's what roundabouts give me."


A second added their own experience to the mix: "I drove here once and I didn't get it and cars kept beeping behind me, so I just drove straight through it, scary day."

It was probably scarier for the oncoming traffic.

A third user pointed out: "Imagine doing your driving test here."

The video was posted on 11 April and has since received over 230,000 views and 14,600 likes.


Even our friends in the US - who don't really go in for roundabouts - are reeling after a photo of the Swindon roundabout was shared on Reddit.

The image - captured by drone photographer Simon Folkard - was posted in the r/CasualUK subreddit, where one user wrote: "Noticed a lot of Americans on here recently, so thought I'd drop this to spook them."

And, fair play, it seemed to have the desired effect. I mean, I won't lie - I'm British and that's scaring me.

Commenting on the post one person said: "As an American, I am indeed frightened by this."

While another simply said: "American here - I think the f**k not."

Someone else wrote: "You know what, you're right. I'm having a goddamn panic attack imagining driving through this thing."

But others saw it as a bit of a challenge, with one person writing: "I'm from New England.. bring it on, we got traffic circles, rotaries and roundabouts all over the place. This one looks fun!"

For those interested, the roundabouts traffic flow around the inner circle is anticlockwise, while traffic flows in the usual clockwise manner around the five mini-roundabouts on the outer loop.

Featured Image Credit: Google Maps

Topics: Traffic, Cars

Anish Vij
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