Swansea, the coastal town is known as "Abertawe" in Welsh, and its suburbs extend as far as the scenic Gower Peninsula.
The coast is formed by a limestone massif of great scenic beauty, the area has been classified of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a nature reserve that is only accessible on foot. One of the most beautiful will be the Three Cliffs Bay. Many beaches offer different sport activities which is perfect for anyone who likes adventures.
Swansea’s indoor market has been going since the 1700s, it is the perfect place to find local products such as Welsh cheese, mussels or laverbread made from seaweed. It is home to over a hundred stalls of clothes, jewelry and food.
Another striking architectural landmark such as the The National Waterfront Museum should be on your list, as the museum celebrates the industrial and maritime history of Wales dating back to the 1800s. This is an interactive guide through the Welsch development as it display include maritime, transport, technology and retail artefacts.
It is easy to walk around Swansea, and even easier to travel sustainably to and around Swansea Bay using the excellent public transport network, cycle trails and walks.
Fast and frequent train services link all regions of the UK to Swansea Bay either direct or with one easy interchange. Direct trains run from London Paddington, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Newport, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe and Manchester to the Swansea Bay area, and there are good connections from the Midlands, north-east, south, and south west England at Bristol Parkway.
There are frequent coach services to Swansea Bay from all regions of the UK, either direct or with one easy interchange. The main companies will be National Express, Megabus and First Cymru X10. When arrived in Swansea, some local bus services leave from stops adjacent to the coach station at Swansea for all parts of the city and region including Gower and Mumbles.
For travellers arriving by air, there are fast railway and airport links to Swansea Bay from London (Gatwick and Heathrow), or even Bristol and Cardiff International Airports.