BLOG | October 17, 2019

If you’re planning on taking a holiday or short break this autumn, and want to keep costs low then look no further!

Here are our Top Five things to do whilst visiting Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower this autumn that won’t cost you the earth…

1. Explore the Gower Coast Path

Enjoy some amazing coastal views, get fit, relax your mind – and it won’t cost you a penny! We have 38 miles of Gower Coast Path to explore – but you don’t have to do it all at once! Download the map and plan your route….and don’t forget to take some great photos!

2. Calling all music lovers!

Head to Swansea Museum for their exhibition celebrating ’50 years of music in Swansea!’ (it’s on until 5th Jan 2020), entry is free!  Enjoy a journey through Swansea’s musical heritage since 1969 including its venues, influential people, stand out gigs as well as local and visiting musicians.

3. Discovering Dylan

Make a Dylan Day of it head to the Dylan Thomas Centre (free entry) to discover more about Dylan, at the ‘Love the Words’ exhibition.

Then head to Uplands and step back in time to 1914 at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Dylan’s birthplace and childhood home. Arguably the most famous house in Welsh literature, Dylan lived here with his family for the first 23 years of his life, where he first put pen to paper. Enjoy a Guided Tour for just £8 per person. You can even stay overnight and dine here too (see website for prices).

4. World class art

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is a world class art gallery and has recently undergone a multi-million-pound redevelopment and restoration project, making it one of the best cultural spots in Swansea (and entry is free!). The Gallery is home to national and international touring exhibitions alongside the work of local artists as well as workshops and film clubs. Autumn exhibitions include ‘Swansea Stories’ celebrating Swansea’s 50th anniversary as a city and displaying works from the 18th century to modern times and a solo exhibition by Sophy Rickett inspired by the life and work of Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn, a Swansea artist and astronomer active at the end of the 19th century.

5. Lights, camera, action!

Head to the Taliesin Arts Centre this autumn for drama, traditional and contemporary dance and physical theatre, world music, jazz and fusion, classical music, and a range of live performances for children. See website for ticket prices.

This is just a taster, head to our website for more things to do and places to stay in Swansea Bay this autumn!

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