Swansea area

Swansea Castle and Oystermouth Castle

Wales is often called the land of Castles in this area there are 2 good examples Swansea Castle and also Oystermouth Castle -Oystermouth in particular has some spectacular views over Swansea Bay and The Mumbles 

Gower Peninsular

The wonderful and varied landscape of the Gower Peninsula (Welsh: Penrhyn Gwyr) was the first place in Britain to be designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' This area is well worth a visit to see the rich and varied environment which is breath taking from wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden sandy beaches. The 19 mile Peninsula is a firm favourite for walkers along the West Coast Path and even surfers if you are inclined.

The Mumbles

The Jewel in Swansea's crown and well worth a visit. The Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula's coastline. Why not visit the Lighthouse  built in 1794 or visit The Victorian Pier. There is plenty of retail therapy as well from independent boutiques and designer label shops through to quirky Galleries and handmade craft shops. This area is also great for eating places with lots of fabulous seafood restaurants to exquisite handmade chocolate shops. The Mumbles was recently listed in the Times for being the best place to live in Wales

Dylan Thomas, Swansea's world famous poet

The Dylan Thomas Centre is open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 4:30pm and is home to a permanent exhibition, 'Love the Words', which opened on 27 October 2014, Dylan's 100th birthday. The interactive displays tell the story of the work, life and cultural context of one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Swansea Museum and Swansea Waterfront Museum

Swansea Museum has many Egyptian and Greek artefacts, many of which were donated years ago to the Royal Institute of South Wales. The Waterfront Museum tells the human story of Welsh Industry and innovation and is highly recommended for a visit

1940s Swansea Bay

grocersThe indoor street scene will take you back in time to the 1940s. Walk past the RAF Operations Room, through the Air Raid Shelter and the Wartime pub to the Warden's Post and grocer's shop. Learn about Rationing and watch newsreels. Clothes and uniforms on display. Open daily 10:00am last admission 

Swansea bus routes

Bus number 4 and 30 start from the train station and come through the city centre where the bus stops are situated.

If you are staying at the Marriott which is the Convention Hotel you would get buses from the bus station behind the Tesco store.

The number 8 bus runs from the Village and Ibis Hotels but people will have to walk to the main road to catch it. There is the University bus which again runs from the Village Hotel area to and from the university campuses.