An accurate description of this vibrant destination but it is equally famed for its wonderful
hinterland taking in the world famous
Gower Peninsula (Britain’s very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over 60 years ago) and the seaside village of
Mumbles. Swansea is also home to Wales’ only Premier League Football Club.
Swansea train station is conveniently located close to the city centre with frequent buses to the city bus station, from where connecting buses leave for all parts of Mumbles and Gower.
For those seeking coast or countryside exploration and adventure, Swansea and Gower has to be a destination of choice. The city’s vibrant leisure complex
LC in the city centre and the
Wales National Pool are well worth a visit. The Liberty Stadium where Premier League Football Swansea City and Regional Rugby Ospreys team play is a short, direct bus ride from Swansea station.
The Gower peninsula is full of superlatives from the world famous
Rhossili Bay to iconic
Three Cliffs Bay. The
Gower Coast Path allows you to enjoy some of Britain’s finest coastal scenery.
And the numerous
beaches of Mumbles and Gower are amazing!
The local buses make the coast path and Gower’s bays and beaches very accessible for those without a car.
Wales has a significant heritage of the sea and the
National Waterfront Museum situated in the centre of Swansea brings this heritage to life. Just a stone’s throw away stands
Swansea Museum, Wales’ oldest. Swansea’s most famous son was the poet and writer
Dylan Thomas; visit the
Dylan Thomas Centre for an exhibition of his life and works and visit Cwmdonkin Park and
Dylan’s childhood home in Swansea’s Uplands.
Other heritage sites can be found in the castles of Gower with the most spectacular,
Oystermouth Castle .
Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill is a fascinating rural life museum and craft centre.
Swansea is a great place to shop and recognised as a regional shopping centre for South West Wales. It hosts many big high street names as well as specialist shops, traditional arcades and
Wales’ largest indoor market. The quaint village of
Mumbles just around the bay offers a range of independent boutiques and quirky galleries. Designer labels, handmade crafts or even surfing gear, you’ll find it all here.
Swansea has a wide range of stylish restaurants serving all tastes. Swansea Market, largest indoor market in Wales is brimming with local produce. Mumbles and Gower have many
restaurants and pubs in beautiful locations, serving local produce and excellent beer from indigenous micro-breweries.
To find out more about Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower – go to the official tourism website:
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