Mini guide to Swansea
Swansea lies nestles between roaming parklands and the coast, just on the edge
of the Gower Peninsula. This maritime city is known for its outstanding natural
beauty, with plenty of legends, historic sites, wonderful castles and sandy
Swansea's magnificent Maritime Quarter encompasses three marinas and has been
celebrated by international awards, cited as one of the 'top three waterfront
developments in Europe'. Here you'll find something for everyone: yacht marinas,
museums, a theatre, the Wales' National Literature Centre, an observatory, art
galleries, restaurants, cafés, pubs and a night club.
There are no fewer than 54 public parks within the city and county of Swansea,
a haven for nature lovers. The most famous is Clyne Gardens and Country Park,
with over 1,600 acres of pristine woodlands. Here you can explore, castles,
gardens, and panoramic views of the bay.
There is plenty of culture to be experienced in the Grand Theatre, which offers
a diverse programme. The theatre boasts three bards, a restaurant, and a roof-top
café. Don't miss the Depot, a second performance stage that specialises
in stand up comedy. In addition, The Brangwyn Hall hosts the London Symphony
Orchestra and other classical performances.
Although Swansea does not have its own airport, Cardiff airport is not too
far away. However, connections by rail, coach and road access is excellent.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Ramada Encore Swansea
Express by Holiday Inn Swansea
Ramada Jarvis Swansea
Holiday Inn Swansea
Aberavon Beach Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel
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full list of hotels and online booking