SWANSEA, WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?
Swansea is Wales’ Waterfront City. Some would say it has more to offer than its famous sister city, Cardiff. Situated on the 5 mile sandy stretch of Swansea Bay beach, it is a fantastic place to take in the best views of South-West Wales. If you’d prefer to spend your time shopping then don’t worry, the buzzing city centre has over 230 shops as well as local markets selling plenty of local produce.
Packed with culture, green tranquil gardens, and within close proximity to the ‘Gower Peninsula’, Swansea has the seaside charm you don’t want to miss on your next trip to Wales. We’ve included a list of must to attractions below:
NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM
You’ll find this museum on the quayside of Swansea Marina, a great day out for everyone. At the National Waterfront Museum you can delve into over 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation. Using the most cutting-edge, interactive technology, you’ll be in charge of exploring over 100 audio visual exhibits and art displays. Lose yourself in the fascinating Welsh history with exhibits and events running all year long.
visit here for further information: https://museum.wales/swansea/
SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE
Who doesn’t love a night at the theatre? Don’t miss out on seeing a host of outstanding performances in this gorgeous venue. This Victorian theatre provides an exciting eclectic mix of live events from performances, comedy, exhibitions and events. Why not explore the theatres interesting history with one of their behind-the-scenes tours!
visit here for further information: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseagrandtheatre
THREE CLIFFS BAY
Some refer to this beach as one of the most beautiful beaches! Part of the stunning Gower Coast Path, this particular beach provides stunning views of the sand dunes, shorelines and the main event- the three limestone cliffs. A beautiful and exciting walk is included to reach this beach involving using large stepping stones to cross a river. A wonderful and must visit gem of Britain.
visit here for further information: https://www.visitswanseabay.com/listings/three-cliffs-bay-beach/
Oozing with rich history, this pier holds its place as one of Swansea’s most iconic landmarks. Take the family along with you for a perfect day out rain or shine as there is plenty for everyone to do. Free for the public to walk along and enjoy, this pier was structured over 100 years ago! The lifeboat house at the end allows admiring of the spectacular panoramic views, or find fun at the arcades which also has a mini bowling alley. If it’s sunny why not pop down and grab some fish and chips or take a walk down the enclosed beach.
visit here for further information: https://www.mumbles-pier.co.uk/
DYLAN THOMAS CENTRE
Dylan Thomas is a Swansea born historical figure. The renowned figure is famous for his writing and often made affectionately made reference to the city. The centre is a permanent exhibition highlighting the life and work of Dylan, with interactive activities, preserved original pieces and learning spaces suitable for adults and children. Carry on through Swansea and visit other key attractions dedicated to Dylan Thomas such as his birthplace or enjoy a drink in some of his favourite pubs like the Upland Tavern.
visit here for further information: http://www.dylanthomas.com/dylan-thomas-centre/
This stunning castle can be easily reached from Swansea city centre by catching a bus. Situated on a 40ft high ridge, the castle provides breath-taking views over the village of Mumbles and Swansea Bay. With building remain dating back to the 12th century; you won’t be short of rich history and information provided by the helpful volunteer staff. There’s fun for everyone with plenty of hidden stairways and tunnels to explore or hold your breath as you step over the glass floor above the chapel.
visit here for further information: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/oystermouthcastle