JS54707092JPGSwansea lies nestles between roaming parklands and the coast, just on the edge of the Gower Peninsula. This maritime city is known for its outstanding natural beauty, with plenty of legends, historic sites, wonderful castles and sandy beaches.

Swansea’s magnificent Maritime Quarter encompasses three marinas and has been celebrated by international awards, cited as one of the ‘top three waterfront developments in Europe’. Here you’ll find something for everyone: yacht marinas, museums, a theatre, the Wales’ National Literature Centre, an observatory, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and a night club.

There are no fewer than 54 public parks within the city and county of Swansea, a heaven for nature lovers. The most famous is Clyne Gardens and Country Park, with over 1,600 acres of pristine woodlands. Here you can explore, castles, gardens, and panoramic views of the bay.

There is plenty of culture to be experienced in the Grand Theatre, which offers a diverse program. The theater boasts three bards, a restaurant, and a roof-top cafe. Don’t miss the Depot, a second performance stage that specializes in stand-up comedy. In addition, The Brangwyn Hall hosts the London Symphony Orchestra and other classical performances. Although Swansea does not have its own airport, Cardiff airport is not too far away. However, connections by rail, coach and road access is excellent.

Swansea does not have its own airport, but Cardiff International Airport is only a 40 minute drive away from Swansea city center. The airport is mainly used for charter flights, although there are some scheduled flights to Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Brussels, the Channel Islands, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Man, Manchester, and Paris.

Swansea is well serviced by several major motorways. The city center lies only 3 miles from junction 42 of the M4 motorway. Swansea can easily be reached from Cardiff, which is only 38 miles west of the city. The M4 has connections to the M5, M32, M48, M49, and M50.