City guide: What to do in Swansea

June 14, 2023

Swansea, located on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Here is a city guide on what to do in Swansea:  
Three Cliffs Bay, the Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales
 
  1. Swansea Bay: Start your visit by exploring Swansea Bay, a stunning stretch of sandy beach that spans several miles. Take a walk along the promenade, enjoy a picnic on the beach, or try your hand at various water sports such as kayaking and paddleboarding.
  1. National Waterfront Museum: Discover the industrial heritage of Wales at the National Waterfront Museum. Explore interactive exhibits that tell the story of Wales' industrial past, including coal mining and steel production.
  1. Swansea Marina: Visit Swansea Marina, a vibrant waterfront area with a range of restaurants, cafes, and shops. Take a leisurely stroll along the marina and admire the yachts and boats or relax at one of the waterfront cafes.
  1. Swansea Market: Experience the bustling atmosphere of Swansea Market, one of the largest indoor markets in Wales. Browse through a wide variety of stalls offering fresh produce, local delicacies, crafts, and more.
  1. Oystermouth Castle: Explore Oystermouth Castle, a medieval fortress perched on a hill overlooking Swansea Bay. Climb to the top of the castle's tower for panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  1. Dylan Thomas Centre: Immerse yourself in the world of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas at the Dylan Thomas Centre. Learn about his life and works through interactive exhibits and displays.
  1. The Gower Peninsula: Venture just outside of Swansea to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Gower Peninsula. Discover picturesque beaches, rugged cliffs, and walking trails that offer breathtaking views. Don't miss Rhossili Bay, voted one of the best beaches in the world.
  1. Plantasia: Visit Plantasia, a tropical haven in the heart of Swansea. Explore the indoor rainforest, home to a variety of exotic plants, animals, and reptiles. Learn about the importance of conservation and the diversity of tropical ecosystems.
  1. Swansea Museum: Dive into the local history and culture of Swansea at the Swansea Museum. Discover artifacts, artworks, and exhibitions that showcase the city's past, including its maritime heritage and industrial development.
  1. Mumbles: Take a short trip to the charming seaside village of Mumbles, located on the outskirts of Swansea. Enjoy a walk along the Mumbles Pier, browse the boutique shops, and savor delicious seafood in one of the local restaurants.
  When staying in Swansea, Pass the Keys offers professionally managed vacation rentals, ensuring a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the city and its attractions.  
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