Destination: Swansea


Small city and coastal region with some stunning beauty spots.


Swansea Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Swansea

Birthplace of famous poet Dylan Thomas, Swansea, together with the Victorian seaside neighbour Mumbles make up an extremely vibrant region which also boasts the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 25 golden beaches on the peninsular some with stunning vistas, while others are tucked away in secluded coves amongst the Gower's fascinating limestone cliffs. The peninsula also has a number of mysterious monuments including Arthur's Stone and Giant's Grave, engraved stones from the Dark Age. Swansea itself boasts award-winning parks and gardens, fantastic shopping and world class cultural and sporting facilities. The small village of Mumbles contains a number of great little independent shops and boutiques as well as some of the area's best dining choices.


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Region: Wales

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

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What's nearby? Brecon Beacon's National Park, South Wales coastline

What transport do you recommend? The Swansea region is really the reason to visit here so a vehicle or day tour is the easiest way to see this.

Did you know? Worm's Head (Swansea) is reputedly the 7th most photographed sunset in the world!

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What can I see in and around Swansea?

National Waterfront Museum

The free National Waterfront Museum in Swansea explores the industrial heritage of Wales in 15 captivating galleries.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Gower Heritage Centre

The Gower Heritage Centre situated in historical and beautiful surroundings is a vibrant crafts and rural life museum with a detailed history of the 12th century water powered corn and saw mill which has been renovated. There are many activities to take part in such as pottery, feeding the animals and blacksmith and woodturning demonstrations.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Dylan Thomas Centre

The Dylan Thomas Centre houses a permanent exhibition of his life.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Oystermouth Castle

Standing on a small hill in the village of Mumbles, the well-preserved Oystermouth Castle offers superb views of Swansea Bay as well as providing much to explore within its walls.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Michton Chocolate Factory

Take a tour of Wales' leading chocolate factory - Michton, and find out exactly how chocolate is made. Learn about the fascinating history of chocolate, just how and where the fantastic cocoa beans are grown, the guilty pleasures of the ancient Aztecs, Columbus' big discovery, and lots more. You will get to see a real working chocolate factory, smell delicious chocolate being melted in the giant chocolate kettles, and taste all the different types of chocolate provided. Michton is a wonderful day out for families and individuals.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Brecon Beacons National Park

Located in South Wales, north of Swansea, the Brecon Beacons National Park incorporates remote wilderness, caves windswept uplands, sheltered ancient woodlands, reservoirs and breathtaking waterfalls. Caves and waterfalls abound between the villages of Pontneddfechan and Ystradfellte where the Rivers Mellte, Hepste and Nedd Fechan plunge their way down steep-sided, tree-lined gorges.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

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