Tourist Information in Carmarthenshire & Swansea
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Swansea Town Information

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The second largest city in Wales, the former shipbuilding hub of Swansea has become a general shopping area for a large part of south west Wales and lies at the mouth of the Tawe on majestic Swansea Bay.

When the Industrial Revolution arrived it turned this old market town into a hugely important port that, at one time, was the busiest in the world.

Sail Bridge, Swansea - Photo © David Luther Thomas
Sail Bridge, Swansea
Photo: David Luther Thomas CCL

Swansea Museum - Photo © Hywel Williams
Swansea Museum - Photo: Hywel Williams CCL

The city’s Maritime Quarter is now a tourist hot-spot and contains Wales' National Literature Centre, an observatory, art galleries, a working woolen mill and the Swansea Maritime and Industrial Museum.

Many important archaeological finds from the island-like Gower Peninsula can be found at Swansea’s city centre museum. Part of the museum contains the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside London, including a 4,000-year-old mummy.
The great Welsh writer Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea in 1914. A Dylan Thomas Centre has been established and visitors can also join a special ‘city trail’ which takes in various landmarks including the author’s home and a local park where he wrote some of his works.

Swansea lies on the dramatic Gower Peninsula, one of Wales’ most popular holiday destinations. Largely unspoiled, it offers a variety of attractions from spectacular cliff top views and ancient caves to traditional villages and sandy beaches.

The Dylan Thomas Centre - Photo © Alan Roberts
The Dylan Thomas Centre
Photo: Alan Roberts CCL