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Conference and business travel

We offer free, independent advice for event organisers, whether you’re planning a conference, business meeting, exhibition or teambuilding session in Swansea Bay.

Wales’ Waterfront City offers a wide range of conference venues, whether you’re inviting a small group, or over 1000 delegates – from the impressive, art-deco surroundings of the Brangwyn Hall (above) to a hotel overlooking one of our beautiful bays.  We are also eagerly anticipating the opening of our new Arena at the end of 2021.  Situated on Swansea Bay the Arena will also have conference facilities.

Swansea, Mumbles and Gower offer the perfect opportunity for you to get the most out of your conference or management training. Delegates can enjoy a range of unique experiences, from water-based team building exercises, to rural weekend retreats.

We offer impartial advice on finding a suitable venue to meet your conference or meeting needs.

Contact the Tourism Team to discuss your requirements – tourism.team@swansea.gov.uk

Group travel

Free, independent advice on planning group travel and coach tours.

The central location, coastline, countryside, attractions and accommodation make Swansea Bay an ideal base for a tour of the south-west Wales region.

On our doorstep…

We have all the ingredients for a perfect break – beautiful coastline and beaches, award winning parks and gardens, attractions and activities to suit all tastes!

The area is also renowned for its geographical diversity with the spectacular Gower Peninsula presenting schools and colleges with a perfect destination for educational field trips.

Further afield…

Swansea Bay is within 30 minutes reach of the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and in less than an hour you could be in the spectacular uplands of the Brecon Beacons National Park, or the rural, tranquil beauty of west Wales. Travel to the east and you can visit Cardiff, Wales’ capital city. The opportunities for full and half day tours throughout the region are many and varied.

Tour Guides

If you’re travelling as part of a group, you may be interested in taking a guided tour:

Annie from Wales, locally based Green Badge accredited tour guide.

Wales Official Tour Guide Association

Coaches

City Centre

The current coach drop-off and pick-up point for Swansea city centre is outside Swansea Museum. Coaches are advised to park at the Fabian Way Park and Ride  (£5.00 per day).

Please note that the Wellington Street drop-off and pick-up point is currently closed (due to roadworks for the Arena and surrounding city centre development.

HMumblesowever, Oystermouth Road (A4067) is open along both carriageways).

Mumbles

Due to the layout of this picturesque village, there is no officially designated drop off point for coaches in Mumbles.  If you do set down here, please do so quickly and safely – please note, that this is at your own risk.

To park, continue to Bracelet Bay Car Park. Parking is in marked bays, with a charge of £10.00 for a full day and £5.00 for up to 4 hours. Overlooking Bracelet Bay, with access to the beach and Gower Coast Path.  There are café’s nearby and toilet facilities.

Gower Peninsula

Coach parking is available in the following car parks on the Peninsula:

Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, Caswell Hill, Horton and Port Eynon Bay. There is a charge of £10.00 for a full day and £5.00 for up to 4 hours. (Please note that these car parks are extremely busy during the summer school holidays and at weekends – it would be advisable to have an alternative parking plan at busy periods, e.g. dropping off and returning later to pick-up.)

The following private car parks also offer coach parking:

Rhossili Bay (National Trust), Oxwich Bay and Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill (please refer to operator for charges).