Things to see and do - Swansea
Unmissable tourist sites
Swansea Travel guide
Swansea : Michelin's recommendations
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
Alexandra Road 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 ..
GB - Swansea
A bold glass and steel structure encases an old warehouse, home to this extraordinary museum devoted to the industrial technology and social history of Wales. Children will enjoy the interactrive displays (they're often the only people able to operat..
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..
Ivey Place GB - Swansea SA1 1NX
Following extensive refurbishment, this landmark hotel boasts excellent facilities and a central location. The Grand Hotel features a comfortable guest lounge, and traditional breakfasts are served daily in the breakfast room. The hotel’s rooms fea..
Salubrious Place, Wind Street GB - Swansea SA1 1EE
In the heart of Swansea's city centre, just 800 metres from the train station, this modern hotel offers great value, with an on-site restaurant and spacious, comfortable and modern en suite rooms. The Premier Inn Swansea City Centre is just 350 metr..
Somerset Pl GB - Abertawe SA1 1RR
Reynoldston GB - Llanrhidian SA3 1BS
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, Sketty GB - Swansea SA2 9DE
Former haberdashery in a residential suburb; the name reflecting its tapered shape. Simple polished tables and unfussy, honest cooking. Concise menus feature homemade bread, home-grown veg and home-smoked meat. Chatty, friendly service.