University of Swansea

About Swansea, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Swansea, Wales)

Swansea is located on the edge of Gower Peninsula in Wales, UK. Cradled in between coastline and vast parklands, the city is home to over 230,000 inhabitants. It carries with it a deep history dating back to the Middle Ages. The city is home to various shopping centres, cultural museums and galleries, historical architecture and breathtaking beaches.

What to do in Swansea

Swansea offers the best of the great outdoors. Outdoor enthusiasts can go sea fishing and rock fishing in Langland, Caswell, Port Eynon and Oxwich. The city's long stretch of beaches offers tourists the chance to sail, canoe, waterski, kitesurf and windsurf. There are also over 54 public parks to choose from, where you can walk around the city's plant life or have outdoor picnics.

Theatre lovers can immerse themselves in the city's local talent by attending productions in Swansea's Grand theatre. Brangwyn Hall is also home to several yearly musical performances.

Tourist Attractions

The city is proud of its centuries-old historical structures, Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Castle. Children will love Plantasia, an exotic indoor park home to over 5,000 specimens of fauna, and several insect, tropical fish and reptile displays.

The beachfront includes the Maritime Quarter, and is home to the Swansea Maritime Museum. Mumbles, is a fun filled beach resort at the far end of the beach. The Swansea Museum, the oldest museum in Wales, is housed in a beautiful neo-classical building (1841), and is well worth a visit.

Shopaholics will also revel in Swansea Market. This market is one of the southern UK's largest markets and is home to thousands of shops and stalls that offer souvenirs, jewellery and local arts and crafts.

For travellers who have their own vehicles, the National Showcaves Centre of Wales is just 16 km / 10 miles away from Swansea's centre. This centre is actually composed of three caves, several farms and a horse centre.

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