Swansea offers a breathtaking mix of spectacular contrasts and justly deserves its ‘Wales’ City by the Sea’ title – with its unique position on the edge of a 5 mile sandy beach, its attractive Maritime Quarter and Marina. Swansea’s enviable situation at the heart of South Wales means it is easily reached by road or rail, making it an excellent touring base for the whole region.
Swansea offers beautiful varied parks, enviable cultural and sporting facilities and a diverse selection of events throughout the year - the Swansea Bay Summer Festival, the Dylan Thomas Festival, the Swansea Market Food Festival and the Swansea Christmas Market being just a small selection.
For these seeking culture, heritage or an insight into the area’s industrial past we have many attractions situated within minutes of one another. Visit Swansea Museum (the oldest in Wales) situated on the edge of our award winning Marina, the Dylan Thomas Centre with its permanent exhibition dedicated to the famous Swansea poet, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery with its superb collection of paintings, pottery and fine decorative art, and Plantasia, an unique pyramidal hot house with three distinct climactic zones.
Or, simply relax and enjoy our compact city centre with its retail outlets - including the largest traditional covered market in Wales where you can try local specialities such as cockles and laverbread (a seaweed delicacy).
The central location, concentration of facilities, attractions, award winning restaurants, wide accommodation base and vibrant nightlife coupled with the proximity to the Victorian seaside resort of Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula - the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – make Swansea the ideal choice.
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