Swansea is Wales’ Waterfront City. It sits on the sandy 5 mile stretch of Swansea Bay beach and is a great base for exploring the best of South-West Wales, UK.
The City Centre is a vibrant hub with over 230 shops and a fabulous market that’s home to all sorts of local delicacies.
There are loads of places to visit including the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Museum and the National Waterfront Museum to name but a few. One of Swansea’s museums is Wales’ newest and the other is Wales’ oldest – Dylan Thomas even described it as a “museum that belongs in a museum.”
We’ve got a big birthday this year – Swansea’s celebrating 50 years as a city. It’s a great time to discover this city by the sea!
Sleep, Eat, Explore, Repeat
Heading outdoors? Explore some of Swansea’s many parks and gardens – 5 of them (Clyne Gardens, Singleton Botanical Gardens, Victoria Park, Cwmdonkin Park and Brynmill Park) have Green Flag Awards and are great places to spend time with the family; after picking up some local goodies for a picnic at Swansea Market, of course.
If you are looking for a bit of all weather activity, drop into the LC Leisure Complex with its water park, soft play area, climbing walls and fitness centre.
Get Stuck In
Swansea’s a great place for foodies too. All appetites are catered for by a range of big name brands, independent eateries and boutique bistros. Planning a romantic meal or dinner with the family? Check out some of our great places to eat and drink.
You can even dine at the top of Wales’ tallest building with incredible 360 degree views, which include the 5 mile sweep of Swansea Bay beach.
Our Map of Swansea is designed to help you navigate the City Centre. Whether you’re headed for the beach or looking for the shops – you’ll know you’re headed in the right direction.