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Destination: Swansea Tours

Swansea
Description:
Small city and coastal region with some stunning beauty spots.
Region: Wales
Pronounced: swon-zee
More Info: www.visitswanseabay.com
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
By the seain the countrynature lovers
Swansea, Wales
SwanseaSwansea and the Gower Peninsula

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.  
Local Activities
National Waterfront Museum
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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SwanseaThe free National Waterfront Museum in Swansea explores the industrial heritage of Wales in 15 captivating galleries.
Gower Heritage Centre
Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea
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SwanseaThe 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.
Dylan Thomas Centre
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
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SwanseaThe Dylan Thomas Centre houses a permanent exhibition of his life.
Oystermouth Castle
YOystermouth Castle, Swansea
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SwanseaThe well preserved Oystermouth Castle standing on a small hill in the village of Mumbles offers superb views of Swansea Bay as well as providing much to explore within its walls. Blackpill Lido is a must when the weather is good with its superb paddling pool, children's play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities.
Michton Chocolate Factory
Michton Chocolate Factory, Swansea
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SwanseaTake 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.
What can I see in the area?
Brecon Beacons National Park
Brecon Beacons National Park, Swansea
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SwanseaBrecon Beacons National Park located in South Wales north of Swansea, 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.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
CADW Pass
Cadw Welsh Heritage Pass
CADW Welsh Heritage pass
This is a great base for exploring: Brecon Beacon's National Park, South Wales coastline
Transport options in this area: 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!
From the region:
Catherine Zeta Jones
(Actress)
Sir Anthony Hopkins
(Actor)
Cardiff Cardiff Pembrokeshire Pmebrokeshire
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