The Spectacular Seaside City of Swansea
Swansea is a stunning seaside city in the wonderful county of Wales; it's the second largest city of the area and boasts the inimitable combination of historic heritage, vibrant modern culture and stunning coastal splendour. It's a truly unique and exuberant city that will leave visitors feeling stunned, spellbound and desperate to return.
A Vibrant Arts Scene
Begin the day with an immersion in the aesthetic beauty of Swansea's astounding art scene and rich historical heritage; a striking example of modern architecture, the National Waterfront Museum celebrates the industrial and maritime history of Wales through a selection of intriguing interactive exhibits. Next, peruse the city's premier art venue by wander the rich wooden floors of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery; enjoy innovative creations from local and international artists alike. From the modern to the market, next visit one of Swansea's most celebrated attractions, the Swansea Market, where visitors can sample iconic local delicacies including laverbread, cockles and freshly foraged seaweed. Steeped in time honoured tradition, the wrought iron and glass market is the largest of it's kind and still thrives with over 100 stalls daily. Continue to explore the history of Wales with a visit to a museum dedicated to one of Swansea's most famous alumni, Dylan Thomas. The Dylan Thomas Centre feature a permanent exhibition detailing the life, times and works of one of the most prominent poets in English literature. Admire the beautiful cream exterior of the building before entering the elaborate interior to discover the fascinating history of Dylan Thomas.
The Stunning Sights of Swansea Bay
Enjoy a taste of the orient at midday at the celebrated Bangkok Café; the quirky décor and colourful crockery emphasise the exotic flavours of succulent beef Panang and delicious satay chicken. After lunch, escape the metropolitan madness of the centre by visiting two of Swansea natural treasures. Enjoy a serene stroll across the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay, which leads to the remarkably ragged of Three Cliffs Bay, a location heralded as one of the most dramatically beautiful places in Britain. Continue to feast your eyes upon venerated visual dramas with a visit to the Clyne Gardens, an exotic expanse bursting with tropical plants from every corner of the globe; picturesque plants range from Elephant Rhubarb to American Skunk Cabbage, so see if you can recognise any of these remarkable rarities amongst the verdant grass. Return to the town centre for a gastronomical odyssey in one of Swansea's fabulous fine dining establishments. The city's close proximity to the Welsh farms and beautiful bay mean restaurants such as Bouchon de Rossi take full advantage of the fresh ingredients. Located just around the corner from one of Swansea's most alluring landmarks, The Grand Theatre, Bouchon de Rossi serves fine French fare in elegant surroundings; sample the grilled sirloin or pan fried snails that ooze with garlic, complimenting your feast with a carefully selected bottle of French wine for a cultural conclusion to your Swansea sojourn.