Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

It’s quite easy to while away a day in Swansea whilst you’re on holiday in Wales. This waterfront city has a lot going for it so do a little research, plan your trip, what you want to see and do. There’s shopping for a start; if that what makes you happy you’ll find all the big names and a few that are more on the quirky, independent side. You should definitely got to Swansea Indoor Market – it’s a whopper, with over 100 stalls selling everything from jewellery and bread to fabric and footwear. It’s mostly about food though, so run along and pick up some proper job Welsh cakes, fresh cockles and laverbread.

Have a mooch around the National Waterfront Museum where you can find out everything you needed to know about the industrial and maritime history of Wales; right next door is LC Waterpark where you can have tremendous fun whizzing down slides and tubes and surf a continuous wave! Literary buffs can visit the Dylan Thomas Centre and his birthplace at Cwmdonkin Drive; art lovers will adore the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, and if plants and flowers are more your thing you’ll like Singleton Botanical Gardens, Clyne Gardens and the totally tropical Planatasia hot houses.

Soak up the seaside feel by wandering down to Swansea beach and sitting on the sea wall with an ice cream, indulge in water sports or take a boat trip around the bay; stroll out to Mumbles, a (big) fishing village that has a more traditional feel, a lovely Victorian pier and several good shops and eateries. Back in Swansea, you can soak up the maritime vibe on the marina; sit outside and see how many boats you can count or book up at one of the bars or restaurants for a leisurely lunch.

Just up the road is the stunning Gower Peninsula.

All information correct at the time of writing

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