Things to see and do - Swansea
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Swansea is a bustling southwest Wales urban hub and the country's second city after Cardiff, as well as a commercial and pleasure port. Three centuries of industrial activity in the lower Swansea Valley created one of Britain's most spectacularly derelict landscapes. Since the late 1960s, a painstaking regeneration programme has resulted in the creation of parks, small business units, shopping centres and other retail outlets, with few traces left of the area's industrial past.
Tourist attractions Swansea : Things to see and do
GB - Swansea SA1
Gower Peninsula features a chain of superb beaches and magnificent cliffs extending along the south coast for 22km. From The Mumbles in the east, you will go past the moorland of Cefn Bryn, offering a panorama which extends far beyond the Bristol Cha..
rd. Alexandra GB - Swansea SA1 5DZ
The Vivian family, one of the industrial boiler-making families, devoted a part of its fortune to the construction of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. In the centre of Swansea, this museum has one of the finest collections of Welsh art.
Victoria Road GB - Swansea SA1 1SN
The southern part of the docks, which dates back to the late 19C, has been turned into a marina and new "town within a town", with modern apartments, parks and promenades along the docks. One of these stands the statue of Dylan Thomas, the ..
Somerset Place GB - Swansea SA1 1RR
In Swansea’s historic Maritime Quarter, Morgans Hotel provides luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi, 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre. This grade II listed building also has a relaxed restaurant and a stylish bar. Equipped with a plasma TV, DVD playe..
The Waterfront Development, Langdon Road GB - Swansea SA1 8PL
Situated on Swansea Waterfront, adjacent to Swansea Marina, this Premier Inn is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. The modern hotel features a 24-hour front desk and a traditional restaurant. The spacious rooms at Premier Inn Swansea Waterfront ..
Ivey Place GB - Swansea SA1 1NX
Following extensive refurbishment, this landmark hotel boasts excellent facilities and a central location. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The Grand Hotel features a comfortable guest lounge, and traditional breakfasts are served daily in the br..
17 St Mary's St GB - SA1 3LH Swansea
This rustic pub conversion is found in the city's heart, close to St Mary's Church. A blackboard announces the specials - which are formed around the latest produce available from the nearby market - and dishes are tasty and filling.
Somerset Place GB - SA1 1RR Swansea
Reynoldston GB - SA3 1BS Llanrhidian
Attractive Georgian country house with a lake and well-manicured gardens; take it all in from the red and gold dining room or from the terrace. Modern menus rely on seasonal Gower produce. Spacious bedrooms blend the traditional and the contemporary ..
73-75 Eversley Rd GB - SA2 9DE Swansea
Sweet former haberdashery in a residential area; the name reflecting its tapered shape. It's run by two friends who alternate weekly between cooking and serving. Precisely prepared, appealing modern dishes are packed with flavour.
650 Mumbles Rd GB - SA3 4EA The Mumbles
It would be all too easy to walk past this simple bistro overlooking the bay - but you'd be missing out. Good value menus offer well-presented modern British dishes that are homemade and full of flavour. The BYO is only £1 a bottle!
Oxwich Beach GB - SA3 1LS Oxwich
Lovely 19C stone building at the heart of the Penrice Estate; it's set on a delightful beach, so the terrace is the place to be. Daily set menus feature local produce, including fish and lobsters from the bay; go for a seafood dish.