Welcome To Swansea Wales
Swansea Wales is the second largest city in Wales and the regional centre for South West Wales with a growing population of over 242,400 people of all age groups and nationalities.
The poet Dylan Thomas once called Swansea an 'ugly, lovely town' and this city has a very busy student population. Studying a range of very popular subjects at Swansea University. Which is located very close to one of the longest beaches in South Wales and Singleton Park.
And the many students that study here keep the city's bars, clubs & nightclubs busy in the evenings and weekends when they aren't studying, of course or visiting families back home.
The city has some very striking architecture buildings, like the Wales National Waterfront Museum situated in the Swansea Marina development. Which is located just a very short walk away from Swansea Bay and the City Centre.
Opened to the public in the year 2005 the museum contains over 300 years of welsh history and innovation.
So if you want to know more about the history of Wales dating back over three centuries, this is a very good place for you to start. The museum is open 10 a.m to 5 p.m daily to all visitors and local residents.
Welcome To Swansea Wales
If you love outdoor sports and adrenaline activities you are going to want to become a member of 360 Swansea - a hugely popular sporting facility, located by the beach, with a cafe bar serving fresh local food daily to visitor's and members.
Various outdoor activities such as stand up paddle-boarding, volleyball, beach soccer and rugby, kayaking, kite-surfing, tennis on the bay and a lot more besides. You can participate in all of these beach sports and watersports activities and more at the centre. Health walks are very popular with user's who participate in parkrun activities. There are also various clubs that you can join or sign up to as part of your membership.
The nearby retail shopping park has a couple of restaurants where you can dine out with family and friends at affordable prices. These include a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet, a Harvester, a Starbucks and Pizzahut restaurant and not forgetting the popular Frankie and Benny's. So there's a varied choice here for people who like to eat out.
Some of the most popular retailer's of the high street also have a presence here including Argos and Boots. Tk Maxx has a large store here as do Morrison's, B&Q and Curry's PC World to name a few. With plenty of car parking space for shopper's stretching across the whole of the retail park.
If you are arriving in or travelling to Swansea Wales for the first time you are probably thinking about things to do during your stay. Whether it's a quick visit, or something a bit more long term, there's lot's to see and do in this part of Wales. Here is a link about Swansea tourist information.
The jewel in the crown in this part of Wales is the Gower Peninsular with it's stunning scenery to admire and the endless long beaches, all linked up by long winding footpaths along the welsh coast. With roadways leading to them allowing easy access to visitor's and residents living locally.
Welcome To Swansea Wales
The city centre has a river running passed it called the River Tawe. And this river continues on to pass alongside the Swansea Liberty Stadium and the Morfa Shopping Park. This particular area of the city has seen new buildings and apartments built alongside it in recent times.
Affording great views across the area and beyond from this part of the city. Especially if you happen to live here or are looking to buy one of these high rise apartments. One major benefit of being a resident here is the peaceful and serene surroundings.
There is a cycle track and footpath running alongside the river. Stretching all the way to the city centre in one direction. And in the other, a continuation of that footpath, giving you access right into Morriston town centre and beyond travelling further into the valleys of Wales.
If you love cycling or walking in general as a way of keeping fit, and you like the quiet and peacefulness, then buying an apartment in one of these developments might be a good fit for you? River tawe boat cruises are popular with holiday maker's and tourist's every year. Giving you the chance to discover the industrial heritage of Swansea Wales from years gone by.
Love poetry and short story writing? If so, you might want to pay a visit to The Dylan Thomas Centre located a few minutes walk away from the luxurious Morgan's Hotel. The centre houses permanent exhibitions and interactive displays showcasing the works of one of the most gifted writer's of his generation. They also have an events program at the centre which is open to visitor's and residents from 10 a.m to 4.30 p.m daily.
If you want to see the park where the poet Dylan Thomas spent much of his time, growing up as a young writer, finding the inspiration and the words for his poems and short stories, please read our page here about Cwmdonkin Park Swansea.