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Swansea For The Day

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK10902

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Swansea, South Wales

Swansea is a city and county on the south coast of Wales. The National Waterfront Museum, in a renovated warehouse with a slate-and-glass extension, features coal-industry artefacts. Swansea Museum's collection includes maritime paintings, plus boats in Swansea Marina. The Dylan Thomas Centre commemorates the 20th-century writer with hands-on displays. Swansea Market offers local produce, crafts and other goods.

A visit to Swansea is a must: take in the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay leading to Mumbles and onto the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Not complete without trying one of the famous Welsh-Italian ice cream parlours.

A striking architectural landmark in its own right, the National Waterfront Museum celebrates the industrial and maritime history of Wales dating back to the 1800s. This is a highly interactive guide through an age when Wales supplied the world with coal and steel, and countless inventions, like Richard Trevithick's groundbreaking steam locomotive.

Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is widely recognised as the city's premier venue for art exhibitions. Founded in 1911 by the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910), the gallery belongs to the City and County of Swansea. It houses a distinctive collection formed over the last century, which continues to grow with new work from today's artists, supported by gifts, donations and the annual Wakelin Award.

The original market was established in 1897, under the largest structure of glass and wrought iron in the UK. Devastated by World War II, along with much of Swansea City Centre, Swansea Indoor Market was rebuilt and remains the largest of its kind in Wales with over 100 stalls. Here you can sample many of the delicacies of the area, including cockles and laverbread, the world-renowned dish made from seaweed collected on the shores of north Gower.

The Dylan Thomas Centre is a permanent exhibition of the life and times of one of the literary giants of the 20th century. Dylan Thomas was born and raised in Swansea and there are a variety of tours and guides that bring you closer to the man and the myth. Many of the museums in Wales enjoy complimentary entry.

There are numerous parks and gardens worth visiting in Swansea, but for sheer drama, Clyne Gardens is particularly notable. Extensive and exotic planting ranges from rhododendrons to Elephant Rhubarb and American Skunk Cabbage. The Japanese garden with its brightly painted bridge just adds to the glorious confusion.

The dramatic landscape of the Gower Peninsula must be seen to be believed. There are numerous attractions to enjoy in this remarkable outcrop of land. Three Cliffs Bay is regularly voted one of the most dramatic locations in Britain, requiring a 20 minute walk to reveal its true splendour. The huge sweep of Rhossili Bay, featuring the broad expanse of Llangennith beach is equally awe-inspiring - it's as if you've reached the furthest point of land on the planet.

Depart for Home Approx. 17.30

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