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Picnic Spots

Happy National Picnic Week from Swansea Bay!

We’ve put together a quick guide to picnicking in Swansea, Mumbles and Gower. If having a picnic this week is […]

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Swansea events

Feeling #GoodVibes on World Music Day?

We’re making lots of music in Swansea Bay over the next few weeks, check out some of these fantastic events! […]

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Surfer

Everyone says dads are hard to buy for – not anymore!

What better way to spend Father’s Day than enjoying some quality time together? Here are some ideas to help plan […]

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Llangennith Surfers

Getting Good Vibes

Want to feel some good vibes this summer? Head to Swansea Bay for clean, fresh air, miles of coastline and […]

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Rock pooling

Top 5 things to do at the beach this half term!

Top 5 things to do at the beach this half term!   1. Go rockpooling A perfect way to get […]

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Surfing

Hooray for Half-Term!

Limber up for summer and enjoy a hard-earned half-term break in Swansea Bay!               […]

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Top Ten Tastes of Swansea Bay!

So, on May 11th it’s National Eat What You Want Day! Here are our Top Ten Tastes of Swansea Bay […]

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Coastal walking

Walking for Wellbeing!

The scent of summer is in the air and it’s a great time of year to pull on your boots […]

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BBC Proms in the Park returns to Swansea

BBC Proms in the Park returns to Swansea in September

  This year’s spectacular BBC Proms in the Park is set to return to Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday, 14 […]

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Winter is...Over

Come all ye, as all roads lead to the West(eros) of Swansea Bay. A land of the old lords of […]

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Swansea Bay Easter Holiday Essentials

Swansea Bay Easter Essentials

Looking at taking a break this Easter? Look no further! To help you make the most of your trip (and […]

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Swansea Bay Top 5 Places to Propose

Swansea Bay is not only the perfect place for a picnic, some of these world class vistas also provide a […]

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Walking

Journeys of Discovery… how to stay close to home AND get away from it all

What do you like to do on holiday?  If taking great big lungfuls of fresh air is on your list […]

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A local hero and heroic landscapes inspire Swansea Bay’s food and drink producers

Local producer, Gower Gin are celebrating Swansea Bay’s cultural heritage by infusing their new Gin with a famous Swansea icon. […]

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Welsh Dragon on the beach

Croeso* to St David’s Day in Swansea Bay!

* Welcome! A Welsh Weekend of music, food and entertainment to celebrate St David’s Day in Swansea Bay. Enjoy a […]

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Captain Jack

Calling all Mini-Adventurers – Discover our Pirate Past!

It’s February Half-Term already and time for a break after a long winter.  Your mini-adventurers will be raring to go […]

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Valentines Day Couple - Three Cliffs Bay Swansea

Cwtch-up in Swansea Bay for Valentine’s Day

Can you feel it?  Love is in the air.  As we wave goodbye to January (at last), it’s time to […]

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Swansea City AFC players tackle Blue Monday through yoga at Welsh beauty hotspot

Visit Wales has partnered with Swansea Football Club to share an important wellbeing message to kick start the Year of […]

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MicroGap Montage

Top 10 ideas for your Microgap in Swansea Bay!

So, you thought you had to save those pennies, hop on a plane and head abroad for a Gap year? […]

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Rhossili Walkers

Top 5 Boxing Day Walks

Christmas Day is all about family, food and the festivities – and quite right too – but by Boxing Day […]

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Winterland

The Christmas Countdown

We’ve still got a few days of festive fun before the big sleigh comes to town – so if you […]

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Festive Swansea Events

Step Into a Swansea Bay Christmas!

Christmas is coming, so it’s high time we told you what exciting festivities we have planned in Swansea Bay! Ice […]

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Sculpture on the Coast

  Heading to Gower? Don’t miss the special beach sculpture trail along the Gower Coast Path   Showcasing contemporary Welsh […]

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Proper Wet

Weather a little on the damp side? Nothing that waterproofs can’t fix. Booked a watersports lesson? You’ll get wet anyway! […]

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Now the Hero

Now the Hero

  5 NIGHTS OF EPIC THEATRE COMES TO SWANSEA Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 September 6.30pm     Tickets are […]

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Midsummer Dreaming

  Early evening in the middle of July. The sun hung over Swansea Bay full of that midsummer promise that […]

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Competition Time!

  It’s competition time! Thanks to Geoff at Clyne Farm Centre, we have a pair of tickets to an evening […]

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Gower Walking Festival – A Perfect Afternoon!

  Back after a short break, Gower Walking Festival is definitely back to its best. With a programme of nearly […]

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The Piano’s Hot! And all That Jazz…

If you’re familiar with tones from the likes of Derek Nash and Judith Nijland, or if you don’t know your […]

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Easter Holiday Bank Holiday Opening Times

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How Green is My Valley…

  Richard Bowen of Swansea Valley Holiday Cottages takes a colourful look at the countryside that surrounds Swansea Bay… Apparently, […]

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Five Live

  This year, we’re all about live entertainment. Live music, live comedy, live stunts, and live drama – we have […]

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Two of the UK's Top 10 Beaches...

  Who needs to go abroad when we have such incredible beaches in Swansea Bay? And by incredible, we mean […]

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Licensed Wedding Venues

  As today is one of the most popular days for marriage proposals, we thought we would put together a […]

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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend

  BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend is coming to Swansea! We are so excited to announce that BBC Music’s The […]

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Man Engine Cymru

Man Engine Cymru tickets released to public

Tickets released for Man Engine Cymru’s visit to Swansea Tickets to see the moving, steaming, mechanical Man Engine in south […]

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Coastal Culture Visit Swansea Bay

Coastal Culture - New Video!

  We’re excited. And not just about Christmas. 2018 is Wales’ Year of the Sea and we’ve got a lot […]

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Swansea Bay Tourism Awards

Swansea Bay Tourism Awards

Swansea Bay Tourism Awards 2017 – Winners & Highly Commended   Places to Stay   Best Large Hotel Highly Commended… […]

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Rubbish Swansea Bay

Weekend Warriors!

The Summer Holidays are (sadly) over for another year, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop – […]

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Prom like a Pro

Prom like a Pro

Back in Swansea for the 12th time, get set for an atmospheric and thoroughly British night of music courtesy of […]

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Walks, Waterfalls and Hidden Wonders

  Walks, Waterfalls and Hidden Wonders in the Rural Valleys We’ll hand you over to the fantastic Swansea Bay Without […]

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Heard the one about Google and the Legendary Lovespoon?

Heard the one about Google and the Legendary Lovespoon? Forget love notes and flowers, in Wales, the lovespoon is the […]

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Rubbish Swansea Bay

Don't be Rubbish - Take me with you

It’s no secret that Swansea Bay is blessed with beautiful beaches, and we want everyone to enjoy them all year […]

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Wales Airshow Legends of the Sky

Wales Airshow Legends of the Sky

  Wales Airshow is just around the corner (1 & 2 July) and we can’t wait to welcome such amazing […]

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Arthur's Stone

The Legend of Arthur's Stone

  Have you been to see King Arthur: Legend of the Sword? Forget a Beckham cameo, we have our own […]

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Swansea International Jazz Festival

Swansea International Jazz Festival is back!

  That’s right, it’s the return of the jazz with Swansea International Jazz and a great line-up of UK and […]

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Visit Swansea Bay Transport

Legendary Bus Journeys in Gower

  The Gower Explorer bus is a great way to see Gower in all its glory, its bays, beaches, fantastic […]

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Wales Airshow

Wales Airshow 2017 - The Line Up!

  Wales Airshow Line Up It’s back! Wales Airshow takes off in Swansea Bay on 1 & 2 July, and […]

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5 Reasons Why Swansea Bay is Perfect for Family Holidays

  Recently, we had the pleasure of welcoming Tin Box Traveller Claire and family to Swansea Bay for a weekend […]

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Manchester to Swansea

Manchester to Swansea for just £26!

  Yes, if you are over 55 and can travel before 25 February 2017, you can take advantage of this […]

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Valentine's Day Swansea Bay

Valentine's Day 2017

  Love is in the air and there are only a couple of weeks left to plan your romantic date. […]

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New Year Resolutions

What just happened? Has your Christmas gone by in a blur of fun-filled festive food and drink? Feeling sloth-like (No […]

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Christmas Opening Times

Here are the Christmas and New Year opening times for the fantastic venues across Swansea Bay. We wouldn’t want you […]

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Swansea Bay’s Christmas Countdown

  You may have noticed that once again Christmas is just around the corner! And whether you’re planning a Christmas […]

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I'm a Celebrity Experience

I'm a Celebrity Experience

  2016 marks the 14th series of I’m a Celebrity! Yep, that’s right, for the past 14 YEARS we have […]

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Cycling in Swansea bay

Half Term Breaks in Swansea Bay

October Half Term is on the horizon, and there are plenty of reasons to plan an Autumn break in Swansea […]

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Glynn Vivian

Picasso work to star at re-opened Glynn Vivian

WORKS by two of the most famous artists of all-time will be on display at Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery […]

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Rhossili becomes officially EPIC

It's Official - We're Epic!

And if you go down to Rhossili this weekend you can see the proof! These giant mirrored letters reaching an […]

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Top ten tasty treats for this Bank Holiday

  Bank Holidays are for relaxing and spending time with friends and family – and there is nothing better than […]

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Have Yourself a Premier Weekend Adventure

The new Premier League is BACK and what an exciting one it’s shaping up to be. Some of World football’s biggest names […]

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Road to Rio (via Swansea Bay)

Well, we enjoyed London 2012 and now we’re loving the Rio Olympics – go Team GB – and we’re on track […]

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beach facilities

Beach Facilities

When it comes to beaches, we’ve got the lot. Nice safe sandy ones, interesting rocky ones, and ones with breathtaking […]

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Swansea Bay Live Music

  Greetings, pop pickers! Welcome to the latest Live Music Performance Chart update – featuring all the fantastic music you […]

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happy birthday gower

Happy Birthday Gower

Win £250 towards your Swansea Bay Adventure! To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Gower AONB we would like to […]

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Wales National Airshow 2016

Download the Wales National Airshow App

A NEW app has been launched to help keep Wales National Airshow fans up to speed with this summer’s free […]

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May Half Term

With half term just around the corner, you’ll no doubt be racking your brains for ideas to keep your children […]

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Exploring Wales; an Italian’s visit to Swansea

  Michela Zamuner, regular contributor to the Italian travel website Nuok, has explored travel destinations all over the world. But […]

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National Walking Month & Clyne in Bloom

May has to be one of our favourite months. With winter a distant memory and pleasant warmth seeping into the […]

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5 Reasons Why Swansea Bay is Perfect for Families

From toddlers to teenagers and easy paced to action packed adventures, it’s difficult to find a better family holiday destination […]

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Five Reasons to Visit Swansea Bay

  We recently had the pleasure of a visit from Jamie, a food and travel blogger and founder of ‘Explore […]

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The Great Weekend of Adventure!

  The Great Weekend of Adventure takes place across Wales on 2nd and 3rd of April, and Swansea Bay is […]

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Swansea Bay Easter Essentials

  Booked an Easter adventure in Swansea Bay? Good work, you’re in for holiday to remember! To help you make […]

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Easter Activities

What do golden eggs, Minions, psychedelic animation, a sack race, meerkats, and Sooty and Sweep all have in common? They […]

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Happy St. David's Day!

  Happy St David’s Day! Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!   Whether you live in Wales, are Welsh and living […]

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Walking with Wilma

  Hi, I’m Wilma. Welcome to my guest blog for Visit Swansea Bay! I recently spent a weekend in Swansea […]

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February Half Term in Swansea Bay

Whether your perfect half term is all about building sandcastles on the beach, exploring the great outdoors, or enjoying as many […]

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Swansea Bay Food Adventures

What first comes to mind when someone mentions Swansea Bay – beaches, surfing, walking? What about food? You might not […]

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Valentine's Day in Swansea Bay

Love is in the air and there are only a couple of weeks left to plan your romantic date. Worried about […]

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Swansea Bay Adventure Competition!

Inspired by the recent series of I’m a Celebrity, we are giving away an outdoor adventure package for two, including […]

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Swansea Christmas

Four Festive Favourites

  It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! And, however you like to get in the […]

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You’re an Adventurer…Get Yourself to Swansea Bay!

It’s that time of year again! The jungle drums have been teasing us for the past couple of weeks but […]

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Swansea half term activities halloween

Half Term Activities & Halloween Horror!

Half term is approaching fast, and there is plenty going on in Swansea Bay to entertain all ages. If you’ll […]

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Happy-Halloween-Header-Images

Spooky Swansea Bay

  Halloween brings Swansea Bay’s haunted past into the spotlight…and you don’t have to look too far for a spooky […]

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Freshers - Find Your Feet

If you are reading this, you must be one of our new Swansea freshers! Let us start by welcoming you […]

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Home From Home

A Home From Home...

At Home From Home we love welcoming visitors to an area we feel truly blessed to live and work in. […]

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Explore Swansea Bay this Autumn: Our Top 5 Walking Routes

  Not too hot, not too cold, with dramatic skies and splashes of vibrant, warm, and earthy hues. Autumn has to […]

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Swansea Bay Purple Flag Award

Purple Flag Award

Not only does Swansea Bay have fabulous award winning beaches and beautiful green spaces, but the city centre has also […]

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The Luna Cinema Swansea Bay

The Luna Cinema Present 80s Classics at Oystermouth Castle

  If you enjoy nothing more than settling down with a good film, don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity […]

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Swansea Bay Premier Weekender

Swansea Bay Premier Weekender

With the Barclays Premier League season now well under way, fans across the country are busy planning their trips, loyally […]

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Enjoy a car-free break

Enjoy a Car-Free Break

  Swansea Bay without a Car is the leading public transport information site for visitors to Swansea Bay and your […]

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Wet Weather Activities

Something for a Rainy Day

  It may be the summer holidays, but sadly it wouldn’t be a true British summer without at least a […]

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7 Days 7 Beaches

7 Days, 7 Beaches...

Hooray!!!  It’s finally the summer holidays! And in the spirit of summer we’re celebrating by selecting 7 of our beautiful […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Mumbles!

  With its exclusive boutiques, an array of delicious dining options, and stunning coastal views, Mumbles is a charming village […]

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event swanseabay

Seven Events Not to Be Missed in Swansea Bay this Summer!

  From a spectacular Airshow to Botanics in Bloom and an entertaining World Party, these are the Seven hand-picked events […]

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Walking on Rhossili Downs

The World to Worm’s Head

Special thanks to John Davies of BayTrans who shared the following stories with us. We’ve added a button at the end […]

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Delicious food at Cafe TwoCann

Food, Food, Glorious Food!

It’s Wales National Tourism Week 2015 And you’re in for a treat (or four). We thought that seeing as there […]

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Rhossili Bay - Best Sunset In The World?

10 Things you can only do in Swansea Bay

Check out the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visit one of the top three beaches in Britain (according […]

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Dog Friendly Beaches - Swansea, Mumbles & Gower

Arthur’s Stone – Dog Friendly Walk

Arthur’s Stone Walk Overview Set Arthur’s Stone as your objective for a dog friendly stroll around the summit of Cefn […]

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Looking out over Worm's Head

More Poetry Is Needed 0

We don’t normally do this type of blog post, but what we’re about to share filled us all on the team […]

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monkeying around at Go Ape! Margam

Face your Fears and Get Fit!

Face Your Fears Everyone is scared of something. It might be spiders, an irrational fear of flying, or it might […]

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Rhossili Bay at sunset

Best Sunset In The World?

  Rhossili Bay Rhossili‘s the most popular beach page on our website. It was also voted the Best Beach in the UK as […]

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A well loved view over Rhossili Bay

Happy New Year (Plus a Free 2015 Calendar)!

First things first, Happy New Year from all of us on the Visit Swansea Bay team. We hope 2015 is […]

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Discover a Home from Home

Discover a Home from Home

Swansea Bay, Mumbles & Gower from the Air As one of the area’s leading holiday cottage agencies, we wish to […]

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Z is for Zero, Zip, Zilch #Swansea Bay moments | Visit Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay Moments A to Z

Think about your last holiday. Have you got that warm, fuzzy feeling yet? Experience is everything. When you’re having a fantastic […]

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Swansea's winter wonterland - Waterfront Winterland (2012)

Christmas in Swansea

Christmas. It’s a great opportunity to unwind. To spend some quality time with the family. To bring the imaginations of our […]

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Helping referees make an easy decision - to visit Swansea Bay

5 Reasons Why Holidays Are Easy Decisions For Referees

We haven’t been having the best of luck with the refs decisions lately. So we thought we’d help them make an […]

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Love The Words - New Permanent Dylan Thomas Exhibition at the Dylan Thomas Centre

Virtual Tour: The New Dylan Thomas Exhibition

A Brand New Permanent Exhibition At the Dylan Thomas Centre Yesterday (27th October), on Dylan Thomas’ birthday, a brand new […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas Festival 2014

The centenary birthday is here and to kick start the celebrations, the Dylan Thomas Festival returns to the Dylan Thomas Centre 27 […]

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Boyd Clack and Kirsten Jones (Small)

First Showing Of Under Milk Wood Excerpts At The Beginning Festival

A first showing of excerpts from the new eagerly awaited Kevin Allen film of Under Milk Wood are some of […]

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Halloween

Three Haunted Halloween Hot Spots in Swansea – Explore or Avoid?

Three of Swansea Bay’s Most Haunted Halloween brings Swansea Bay’s haunted past into the spotlight…but you don’t have to look too […]

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Swansea Bay beach

Visit Swansea Bay 2014 Conference

Every year, we hold a conference for the local tourism to celebrate tourism in Swansea Bay. It’s a great event […]

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Swansea National Waterfront Museum

Model Railway Weekend at the National Waterfront Museum

Model Rail Weekend will hit the track at the National Waterfront Museum this weekend from 11am till 4pm on Sat […]

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Dylan Thomas 2014 - www.dylanthomas.com

Listen to Dylan Thomas in Swansea City Centre

Swansea City Centre will soon be alive with the words of Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare. A series of minute-long sound installations […]

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Walking in Mawr (Mawr Heritage Trail) - Lliw Valley Reservoir

Mawr Heritage Walking Trail

Mawr Heritage Trail Walk Overview Parsel Mawr (Big Parcel), better known as just ‘Mawr’, is the beautiful rural hinterland of […]

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Get To Grips With National Friendship Day

Get To Grips With National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day To celebrate National Friendship Day (Sunday 3rd August 2014) we caught up with Indoor Climbing Centre Dynamic […]

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National Marine Week - Marine Life on Gower

National Marine Week To celebrate National Marine Week (starting Saturday 26th July 2014), we caught up with Dave and Lizzie […]

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Summer Holidays in Swansea Bay

Love summer holidays? Spend yours in Swansea Bay!

Who doesn’t love summer holidays? Here’s a guide to making the most of your summer holidays here in Swansea Bay… […]

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Plantasia - welcome to the rainforest (in Swansea)

Know your bugs for National Insect Week

It’s National Insect Week and insect expert Nathan sent in these fascinating facts from the rainforest! Yes, there is indeed […]

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Ladies enjoying a day out in Swansea

A Ladies Guide to ‘Escaping the World Cup’ in Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower

So, the World Cup finals are officially in full swing and men across the country are glued to their TV’s! That […]

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How to write a poem for couplets corner

How to write a poem for Couplets Corner

Dylan Thomas would have been 100 years old this year, and we just had to do something fun to celebrate […]

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Simon Jayham - Surf GSD (Gower Surfing)

International Surfing Day - Empty Waves

International Surfing Day To celebrate International Surfing Day (Sunday 22nd June 2014), we caught up with Simon Jayham of Surf […]

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National Picnic Week 2014 - your guide to picnicking in Swansea, Mumbles & Gower

National Picnic Week 2014

The British summertime is finally starting to show its face. And to top it off, it’s National Picnic Week too. […]

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Father's Day: 20 things for Dad

Father's Day: 20 things for Dad

Everyone says dads are hard to buy for – not anymore! What better way to spend Father’s Day than enjoying […]

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Mumbles Marvellous Weekend 2014

Mumbles Marvellous Weekend 2014

Oystermouth Castle is a great place to visit any weekend, but over the Bank Holiday weekend that mediaeval joint will […]

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IPC Athletics European Championships

The IPC Athletics European Championships are coming to Swansea!

The IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Athletics European Championships are coming to Swansea! Being hosted at the Swansea University International Sports […]

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Family Holidays

Family Holidays

There is loads for the family to do in Swansea, Mumbles and Gower. Whether it’s indoors, outdoors, on the coast, […]

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Visitor travel update from BayTrans – April 2014

BayTrans, promoting sustainable travel options to and around Swansea Bay is pleased to update you with our latest publications and other […]

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A view over Mumbles

Mumbles Pier welcomes visitors once again!

Mumbles Pier is once again open to visitors from Monday 28th April. Visitors will be able to explore the new […]

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Nev from BBC's The Call Centre

Waterfront welcomes BBC’s The Call Centre star Nev Wilshire

The National Waterfront Museum is delighted to welcome Swansea-born Nev Wilshire, star of BBC‘s The Call Centre who will join […]

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Culture break in the UK - Swansea Bay

A culture break in the UK

Enjoy your culture break in the UK… Welcome to Swansea Bay, it’s full of character, heritage and stories to be […]

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Dylan Thomas

An early 100th birthday present for Dylan Thomas

The Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea has always been amongst the best places in the world for learning about the […]

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Britain's Best Beach - Rhossili Bay

Competition time! Win a 7 night stay

This is a great time of year to get outdoors, when the sun shines, the world feels like a good […]

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Easter Holidays in Swansea Bay

Hop on down and spend your  Easter Holidays in Swansea Bay. We’re all geared up for it! And with this handy round-up, […]

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Dylan Thomas Stamp - First Day Cover

Dylan Thomas Stamp: First Day Cover

The birthplace and childhood home of Dylan Thomas will launch a First Day Cover today (Tuesday 25th March 2014) featuring  […]

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Rhossili Bay - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice

Best beach in the UK: Rhossili Bay

Have you heard? Rhossili Bay is still the best beach in the UK. It’s done it again! For a second […]

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Dylan Thomas: attracting the world to Swansea in 2014

Chinese, Austrians and Finns are among the international contingent to have already visited Swansea’s permanent Dylan Thomas Exhibition so far […]

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Walking in Cwmcerdinen, Rural Swansea, Wales, UK

Cwmcerdinen Walk

Cwmcerdinen Walk Overview Walk grade: Easy. Route type: Circular. Enjoy some of Swansea’s most unspoilt rural landscapes. This three and a half mile […]

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Walking to Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Penmaen to Three Cliffs Bay walking route

Walk grade: Easy. Route type: Circular. Suitable for: All. Terrain: The walk covers sandy slopes, stepping stones, grassy slopes, natural rock steps, dune scrambles […]

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lower Lliw Valley Reservoir - Rural Swansea

Lower Lliw Reservoir Walking Route

Lower Lliw Reservoir Walk Overview The dam holding the Lower Lliw reservoir was completed in 1867. However it was never completely […]

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Walking in Rhossil Gower

Rhossili to Mewslade Bay walking route

Walk grade: Easy. Route type: Circular. Suitable for: All. Terrain: The walk covers grassy paths, clifftops, field paths and lanes. Start: Rhossili car park (private […]

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Walking in Caswell Bay, Gower

Langland Bay to Caswell Bay walking route

Langland to Caswell Walk Overview Walk grade: Easy Route type: Circular Suitable for: All Terrain: Coastal paths, flight of steps. […]

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Walking in Mawr

Gowerton to Penlle'r Castell - The Gower Way (Northern Sector)

Walk grade: Strenuous. Route type: Linear. Suitable for: Experienced walkers, due to length. Terrain: Covers fields, farm tracks, woodland and […]

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Walking in Rural Gower

Penmaen to Gowerton - The Gower Way (Mid Sector)

Walk grade: Strenuous. Route type: Linear. Suitable for: Experienced walkers due to length. Terrain: The walk covers fields, farm tracks, […]

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Looking back at Rhossili Bay from Worm's Head

Rhossili to Penmaen - The Gower Way (Southern Sector)

Walk Overview Walk grade: Strenuous. Route type: Linear. Suitable for: Experienced walkers, due to length. Terrain: The walk covers field, […]

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Rhossili Bay: second best beach in Britain

Rhossili Bay captures the hearts of many of its visitors. For many, it’s love at first sight. And it’s now […]

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New courtyard brings Swansea's ancient castle back to life

Clanking swords and the hustle-bustle of artisans could soon help bring historic Swansea Castle back to life Battle re-enactments and […]

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Dylan Thomas 2014 Centenary events push Swansea's cultural status

Major events to celebrate next year’s Dylan Thomas centenary show Swansea Bay is Wales’ capital of culture, according to Swansea […]

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Students breathe life into Dylan Thomas Birthplace

An Art Installation Exhibition inspired by Dylan Thomas’ life is set to take place at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive   Students […]

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower (Wales, UK)

Penmaen (Walking by Bus)

Penmaen Walk Overview Explore the site of Penmaen, an ancient village buried by sand. Drink in views of the magnificent Three Cliffs Bay. […]

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Walking to Penlle'r Castell - Rural Swansea

Penlle’r Castell Heritage Trail

Penlle’r Castell Heritage Trail Overview The remote ruins of Penlle’r Castell on Mynydd y Gwair is the highest point in Swansea […]

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Owich Point Walk, Gower

Oxwich Point Walk

Oxwich Point Walk Overview Oxwich Point: a stunning walk around one of Gower’s most beautiful and dramatic headlands; through beautiful woodland and across […]

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Walking in Gower - Weobley Castle

Llanrhidian to Cheriton

Llanrhidian to Cheriton Walk Overview A pleasant walk through the gentle countryside of north Gower using a section of the […]

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Walking in Llanmadoc

Llanmadoc (Walking by Bus)

Llanmadoc (Walking by Bus) Walk Overview Highlights of this walk include Whiteford Burrows, Llanmadoc Church and stunning views over the […]

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Walking in Cwm Clydach

Cwm Clydach

Cwm Clydach Walk Overview This nine mile circular walk, travels alongside the Lower Clydach River through peaceful woodland, onto unspoilt […]

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3 Walks in Llanrhidian, Gower - download the brochure

3 Walks in Llanrhidian, Gower

Llanrhidian Walks Overview Explore Llanrhidian by foot with these 3 walking routes. The Community of Llanrhidian Higher is made up of the […]

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Gower Sunday bus services running for a fourth year

It’s excellent news for residents of Gower, visitors to the peninsula and for Gower’s rural economy; the success of the […]

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Saturday kick-off for Dylan Thomas Festival

Famous football journalists, world class novelists and Daleks from Doctor Who are among the features of this year’s Dylan Thomas […]

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World descends on Swansea for Dylan Thomas Festival 2013

The Dylan Thomas Festival 2013 has been attracting a global audience, Brazilians and Americans were among visitors who flocked to […]

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Michael Sheen: a Hollywood send-off for UK City of Culture 2017 bid

A very special send off for Swansea Bay’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid from Michael Sheen, one of the […]

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Bae Fest is back in Swansea Bay, and more environmentally friendly than ever before

Recycled cooking oil will be used at Bae Fest this year to power electricity generators at a major festival in […]

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Mumbles Oyster & Seafood Festival 2013

Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 October 2013 Mumbles Oyster & Seafood Festival 2013 It’s coming back . . . and […]

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Dylan Thomas Festival to feature TV classics and top authors

Dylan Thomas Festival will play host to some of the most popular TV programmes of the last decade and beyond […]

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Big heart of Swansea campaign launches to boost city centre

A new campaign called the Big Heart of Swansea is being launched to help attract more shoppers into Swansea City […]

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Premier League launch party for Swansea city centre

A human football table will be among the fun when the Premier League launch party takes place in Swansea city […]

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Sonnet-writing trio show they've got the write stuff

Three budding Swansea poets have proven their literary talents Libraries logo Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, picked works by […]

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Top skating demos lined-up for Summer Roller

Swansea will be transported back to 1970s California in a few weeks when a glamorous roller-skating demo team shows amateurs […]

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Shakespeare and swords lined up for Oystermouth Castle

Historic Oystermouth Castle will be stepping back in time over the next week with the sound of Shakespearean prose and […]

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Swansea's 5 Green Flag parks

Five Swansea parks have been honoured with prestigious Green Flag status. Green Flag Award Clyne Gardens, Singleton Botanical Gardens, Victoria […]

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Food and Drink Festival

Crocodiles have eaten people for years, now you can get your own back

At Swansea Continental Market, crocodile, ostrich and impala will be among the exotic meats for shoppers to peruse Swansea Continental […]

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Wild flower displays wowing commuters and visitors in Swansea

Marmalade, summer picking and medieval carpet are among the wild flower mixtures wowing motorists driving in and out of Swansea. […]

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Swansea's Summer Roller event arrives next month

Swansea’s summer in the city will be rolling back the years when a new attraction puts in its first appearance […]

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Swansea's Swedish profile could soar if Malmo beat Hibernian

Swansea City’s Scandinavian profile could soon be further raised because of the club’s draw in the Europa League. Rhossili Bay […]

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Monday deadline for Swansea in Bloom entries

Green-fingered residents, communities and businesses have just days left to enter Swansea in Bloom 2013 Clyne Gardens, Swansea Bay Entry […]

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The financial benefit of City of Culture 2017 status

Securing UK City of Culture 2017 status would be worth millions of pounds of to Swansea Bay Dylan Thomas Over […]

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Britain's Got Talent finalists the Luminites set to headline Live at Singleton

They’ve been called the UK’s answer to The Black Eyed Peas – now The Luminites are set to headline Live@Singleton […]

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New bins mean you can recycle on the go in Swansea

City recycling enthusiasts are getting the chance to recycle on the go with the introduction of a range of new […]

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Major music event arranged for Singleton Park

Some of the biggest songs of the last 20 years are being performed live in Singleton Park at the end […]

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Your chance to meet the stars from Swansea Market at a lunchtime event

City residents have always known Swansea Market is the jewel in the city centre crown – but now the people […]

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Swansea leading the way in Wales with tablet computer teaching

Pioneering Swansea schools which use tablet computers to boost reading among primary school pupils have been hailed as the way […]

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Waterfront Connections - Famous street tunnel ready for re-opening

Links for thousands of residents and visitors passing between Swansea city centre and the waterfront every week will soon be […]

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Work starts to enhance historic museum's setting

Work to enhance the setting of historic Swansea Museum has now started Swansea Museum The road and footways on Burrows […]

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Under Milk Wood set for Dylan's favourite park

Under Milk Wood’s 60th birthday will be celebrated at a Swansea park that inspired some of Dylan Thomas’ works Cwmdonkin […]

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Deal to breathe new life into historic observatory

The observatory is an iconic Swansea building where a pioneering scientist took one of the earliest ever photos of the […]

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Swans and Ospreys back city of culture 2017 bid

Sports leaders from the Swans and Ospreys have given Swansea Bay’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid the thumbs-up Swansea […]

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Swansea to celebrate 60th anniversary of Queen's Coronation at church Service

Swansea’s Lord Mayor will be among the guests of honour at a special church Service next month to celebrate the […]

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Take your place at Swansea's Big Lunch

Live music will be among the fun when the Big Lunch returns to Swansea city centre this weekend Big Lunch […]

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Second season success for VisitSwanseaBay.com

On-field heroics from our Premier League football stars like Michu means interest in Swansea Bay has never been higher according […]

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Cerys Matthews and medieval-themed fun for half-term holiday break

A world famous pop star, falconry and archery are among the events people can look forward to in Swansea over […]

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The Olga at Swansea Museum

Trio of historic vessels to set sail off Swansea Bay

Three historic Bristol Channel pilot cutters will be setting sail in Swansea Bay this weekend including Olga (pictured above). Olga […]

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Bonnie showcases Swansea Bay to Euro millions

Millions of people across Europe tuned into stunning footage of Swansea Bay over the weekend Bonnie Tyler Seaside scenes and […]

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History hunters needed for archaeological dig

History hunters are wanted to take part in an archaeological dig on the world-famous Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site Hafod Copper Works […]

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Which beach is in the new M&S advert?

If you’re wondering which beach is in the new M&S advert ‘Make Today Delicious’, we have the answer (and it […]

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Rhossili Bay is the star of the latest Marks and Spencer advert

Stunning Rhossili Bay is being featured on a major advert watched by millions of Brits everyday. Rhossili Bay – Britain’s […]

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Enjoy retro skating with Swansea Summer Roller

Get transported back to the 1980s later this summer when Swansea Summer Roller arrives in the city with it’s roller […]

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Blockbuster outdoor movies at Oystermouth Castle this weekend

Blockbuster outdoor movies will combine with rich historical scenery this weekend to generate a two-night epic at Swansea’s Oystermouth Castle […]

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Glass viewing panel work starts on Swansea Bay promenade

Work on a new glass panel that will give stunning views of Swansea Bay from the promenade has started 360 […]

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Thumbs-up for Swansea Market's major market improvement plan

Business leaders and traders have welcomed Swansea’s historic indoor market upgrade Swansea Market Swansea Council’s Cabinet has now backed plans […]

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Council boost to fruit & veg growers and suppliers

Welsh fruit & veg suppliers and growers have been given a boost after Swansea Council struck a deal to buy […]

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Swansea Indoor Market programme kicks-off Celtic Media Festival

An insight into life at the historic Swansea Indoor Market will kick-off the Celtic Media Festival in the city this […]

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Swansea children work with top app developers

Tech savvy Swansea youngsters are being given the opportunity to work with leading developers to make a bilingual app available […]

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Chinese piano prodigy among Brangwyn line-up

A Chinese piano-playing prodigy is set to dazzle classical music fans at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall Brangwyn Hall Ji Liu, a pano […]

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Schoolchildren bring the world of Peter Rabbit to life

Beatrix Potter’s classic ‘The Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit’ is being brought to life by Swansea schoolchildren National Waterfront […]

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Major investment earmarked for Swansea Market roof

More than £1 million has been earmarked to upgrade Swansea Market’s roof Swansea Market The roof of Swansea Market, which has […]

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Colourful hoardings up as Glynn Vivian refurbishment continues

People passing Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery can marvel over artworks dating back centuries Glynn Vivian Art Gallery (Powell Dobson […]

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Future of Pontlliw Park secured for generations to come

Pontlliw Park has been awarded prestigious Queen Elizabeth Field II status swansea council logo The status, awarded by an organisation […]

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Copperopolis: Boost for historic Hafod Copperworks regeneration plans

Plans to regenerate Swansea’s historic ‘Copperopolis’ site Hafod Copperworks into a vibrant destination for heritage tourism and business could soon […]

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Paxton tunnel refurbishment nearly complete

Work to turn the once dingy and dark Paxton tunnel into a pedestrian and cycling link between the city centre […]

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Major film and TV names set for Swansea-based festival

Major names from the worlds of film, TV and the media are coming to Swansea next week Celtic Media Festival […]

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Posters encourage festival fans to go green

Posters promoting Swansea Bay Festival in city bus-stops are encouraging people to get to and from events this summer on […]

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Saints & singers

Oh when the Saints go marching in to God’s own country – they’ll find some heavenly places to visit You’ll […]

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Swansea shares premier adventure with football superstars

Swansea has shared its ongoing lucrative Premier League adventure with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the football […]

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Penllergare Valley Woods restoration agreement signed

A Penllergare Valley Woods restoration agreement has been signed by Swansea Council. Plans to preserve and improve stunning Penllergare Valley […]

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It's official - The National Waterfront Museum's best year ever!

The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea is celebrating record visitor figures this year – its best ever since opening its […]

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Shoppers and visitors can now use a new app to find out about Swansea City Centre

The free app, put together by The Big Local App Company with support from Swansea Council and the Swansea Business […]

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James Bond will bring historic Oystermouth Castle to life with Skyfall

James Bond and Skyfall is set to bring historic Oystermouth Castle back to life with an outdoor movie experence in […]

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Music legend Pete Ham's daughter pays tribute

Music legend Pete Ham’s daughter says she feels closer to her Dad whenever she’s in Swansea. Pete Ham Petera Ham, […]

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Dr Who Daleks to descend on Swansea

Daleks from Doctor Who will be descending on Swansea later this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the smash […]

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Nostalgia of 1930s recreated in Cwmdonkin park cafe

A nostalgic tearoom recapturing the creative spirit of 1930s Swansea will soon be opening in the city’s Cwmdonkin Park Cwmdonkin […]

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Next stop: Wembley

Next stop: Wembley Stadium

Swansea have booked their place in the 2013 Capital One League Cup Final. So we thought we’d put together a […]

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Where is Rio? We've hidden Rio Ferdinand around Swansea Bay - can you find him?

Where is Rio

We’ve hidden Rio Ferdinand in 5 of the Swansea Bay region’s great attractions. Can you name all 5? Tweet us […]

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A Royal Flush for Reading fans visiting Swansea

A 'Royal' flush for visiting Reading Fans

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Michael Laudrup - great Jack infographic game

Michael Laudrup - a great Jack

In honour of the “Great Jack”, Michael Laudrup, fans are being given the opportunity to see how they fare with […]

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Swansea Bay Promenade - apromenade along the prom

A Promenade along Swansea Bay prom

Walk Overview Beginning inSwansea, walk along Swansea Bay’s famous Promenade, site of the world’s first passenger railway, with views across […]

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Walking routes in swansea, mumbles and Gower

Walking from Dunvant to Gowerton

Dunvant to Gowerton Walk Overview An interesting walk on North Gower, which will give you an insight into the area’s […]

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Glynhir Walking Woute

Glynhir Walk Overview Glynhir is a walking route that runs through town and country. Enjoy exploring the village of Pontarddulais […]

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Walking in Rural Swansea - Pontarddulais Heritage Trail

Pontarddulais Heritage Walking Trail

Walk Description The Pontarddulais Heritage trail guides you through a small Welsh town packed with stories. Book ended by the twin […]

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Surfing Lessons in Gower with Surf GSD

Surf GSD - Top Dog For Top Blog

Gower surf school wins top blog award Well done to local surf school Surf GSD Gower Surfing for winning the […]

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Cycling festival makes the most of Gower beauty spots

A week of cycling activities is set to take place as part of the Gower Cycling Festival Cycling along the […]

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