Swansea is located on the south coast of Wales about two hours west of the capital Cardiff. It has all the attractions of a modern city coupled with a beautiful surrounding natural landscape.

It is a popular holiday destination due to the great beaches, especially of the Victorian seaside resort of the Mumbles which marks the gateway to the Gower Peninsular, Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The rugged coastline provides walking, cycling and climbing opportunities for visitors and venturing inland there are lush valleys and waterfalls to explore.


The maritime city of Swansea has its fair share of culture and heritage with several museums and galleries including the National Waterfront Museum, Gower Heritage Centre and the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Craig-Y-Nos Castle' in Swansea Valley is also worth a visit, marking an important part of Wales' National Heritage.


Swansea has all the shopping facilities you would expect from a modern city as well as a great covered market with a traditional atmosphere where you may find Mumbles pottery or carved Welsh lovespoons.

Eating Out/Nightlife

Throughout Swansea there is a wide choice of places to eat and drink out, with the Maritime Quarter offering a Mediterranean feel; the lively Café Quarter with its selection of cafes, bars and restaurants and the Mumbles boasting seafront cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs.

Tourist Information



Swansea does have its own airport but with limited commercial service so Cardiff International Airport better serves South Wales, situated only 40 miles away.

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