Best Places to Visit in Swansea

The second largest city in Wales has a lot to offer, with its scenic views and lively atmosphere, Swansea is your go-to place when you’re visiting Wales. The home of Swansea Football Club, known as the Swans, hosts some of Wales' most beautiful tourist spots and activities including many miles of beaches that are sure to leave loving memories with friends and family. The city is rich in historical heritage, and the newly developed waterfront will inspire you.

Here are your go-to places when visiting in Swansea...

Swansea Marina

Swansea Marina is a delight to visit at any time of day, with its lively nightlife, striking footbridge, and hundreds of boats. When the buildings' lights shine into the still harbor at night, it becomes a tranquil spot to ponder and relax.

Swansea Beach >> ( Lagland Bay)

To enjoy the coast, you don't have to move far from the city centre. Swansea Bay Beach and a Watersports Centre of Excellence is just a few minutes away. If you want to catch some waves, head to Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, or Llangennith, and let your inner adrenaline junkie loose on the waves! Family favourites Oxwich Bay and Horton are spacious and safe, with plenty of sand to let your inner child run wild. Many beaches in Swansea Bay are also dog friendly, so you can bring your four-legged family members along.

Mumbles Pier

Along the west side of Swansea Bay, the Mumbles is a lively seaside village with many shops, restaurants, and pubs. This area is a foodie's dream, with fresh seafood caught locally, the annual Mumbles Oyster Festival, and handcrafted ice cream from one of the many parlors will guarantee a real treat any time of the year.

Oystermounth Castle

Oystermouth, one of the Gower's most popular castles, stands sternly overlooking the coast. The first castle on this site was built in 1106, and it was owned by the infamous Norman De Broase family until 1650, when it fell into ruin.

National Waterfront Museum

Part of the National Museum of Wales, it provides an interactive insight at Wales' maritime past. Discover how Wales' popular docks influenced trade, learn about the area's vital canal network, or simply enjoy the vessels. It is a great day out for the whole family and admission is free.

Swansea Market

Swansea Market is Wales' biggest indoor market and has won several awards. It keeps a market trading tradition alive in the heart of the city and provides an opportunity to get a real sense of Swansea, chat with locals. You can sample locally produced gifts, jewelry, leather goods, toys, and much more.

Three Cliffs Bay

The most beautiful campsite in Wales is located at the mouth of Three Cliffs Bay. The views are breathtaking and you can walk for hours without being disturbed. The beach is busy in the summer, but it still manages to maintain a sense of seclusion. A night spent under the stars with the sea lapping at the cliffs' base will be remembered for a long time.

Swansea Museum & Dylan Thomas Centre

The Swansea Museum is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting this Welsh city. Swansea Museum, Wales's oldest museum, was established in 1841. A visit to this fine institution is now unquestionably one of the best free things to do in Swansea. Anything from ancient Egyptian mummies to interesting displays about life in the city during two World Wars can be found in the museum's six galleries.


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