Swansea is going through a phase of regeneration, with a number of development projects in the pipeline for 2018 and further ahead. It’s transforming into a modern city, with a vibrant centre and amazing coastline waiting to be explored. If you’re visiting Wales’ second city, we’ve rounded up 4 things to do that you won’t want to miss.
Shop like a local at Swansea Market
Swansea Market is the largest indoor market in Wales, and features over 100 stalls. It’s a traditional market that’s popular with the locals, and many of the stalls have been serving the people of Swansea for generations. The market is open six days a week and well worth visiting you’re looking to experience the real Swansea.
Location: Oxford Street, Swansea, SA1 3PQ
Experience Welsh history at the National Waterfront Museum
Located at the Swansea Marina, the National Waterfront Museum takes visitors on a journey through more than 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation. The museum features 15 different themed galleries, each covering an aspect of Welsh industrial history. It’s packed with interactive exhibits and entry is free, making it a great place for an educational family day out. It’s also within walking distance from our Swansea hotel!
Location: Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD
Go exploring at the Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula
Mumbles is truly one of Swansea’s gems. Located to the west of Swansea Bay, this bustling village is home to over 120 shops, restaurants and pubs, and is the entrance to the wider Gower Peninsula. The Mumbles and wider Gower Peninsula are popular holiday destinations in their own right and offer something for all ages, with stunning scenery and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Immerse yourself in the world of Dylan Thomas
The Dylan Thomas Centre is set in the heart of Swansea’s Maritime Quarter. The centre celebrates the life and work of their most famous son, who's considered one of the 20th century’s most significant writers. Home to the “Love the Words” exhibition, you can learn about Dylan Thomas’ life through mixed mediums such as hands-on activities, well-preserved original pieces, audio recordings, and digital touch screens.
Location: 6 Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR
Swansea is a popular city break and attracts visitors of all ages. If you’re staying with us at our Swansea hotel, we have plenty of facilities under one roof, including a restaurant and a pub, as well as a fully-equipped gym. We hope you enjoy your time in Swansea!