Swansea - Waterfront City
Tourist information for Swansea, Wales' Waterfront City
Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. An ideal base for exploring south-west Wales, there's also much on offer for visitors in Swansea itself.
While Swansea has a long history, it has also evolved rapidly in recent years. The City Centre has extended seaward into the award-winning Marina and Maritime Quarter, where you'll find attractions including the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre and the LC leisure complex and waterpark.
In the heart of the City Centre, you'll find over 230 shops, including new openings H&M and Disney. Don't miss Swansea Market, the largest indoor market in Wales, where you can sample and buy local delicacies such as cockles, locally-caught fresh fish and locally-reared meat, laverbread, and of course our traditional welshcakes.
Swansea's well known for its vibrant nightlife, with a wide range of clubs, bars and restaurants to suit every age and taste. We have over 90 places to eat and drink, including family-friendly eatieries, bistro restaurants and modern cafe-bars. The Wind Street area is a modern café quarter by day, and by night, is the liveliest street in the city!
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Swansea also boasts excellent sporting facilities including the Wales National Pool (the only 50m swimming pool in Wales), and the Liberty Stadium, a 20,000-seat venue which is home to Barclays Premier League club Swansea City FC and The Ospreys Rugby Team.
Cafes on Wind Street
Sailbridge at night, Swansea