Situated on the south Wales coast, regenerated Swansea offers a great waterfront, a real maritime feel and good shopping. This old Viking trading post with archaeological finds from the Stone and Bronze Ages is now home to annual festivals including music and arts, as well as beer and cider. The indoor market, park and gardens make Swansea attractive to explore; the Waterfront Museum on Swansea Marina quay has fifteen different themed galleries and interactive displays to interest younger visitors. Cultural points of interest include Swansea Grand Theatre, the Dylan Thomas centre or the Glyn Vivian art gallery. For the actively minded, the LC Water Park has a large gym, climbing wall pools with slides and water rides. Alternatively, the nearby 360 Beach and Water sports Centre offers kayaking, power kiting and beach volleyball.
With car hire organised, why not start with Clyne Gardens on Mumbles Road near Westcross? Southwest of the centre, these gardens feature colourful rhododendrons (especially in May), coastal views and an ornate Japanese bridge. It is easy to get around with car hire to discover or revisit numerous sandy beaches and rocky coves - past Mumbles, the beach at Rhossili Bay is classified as one of the best in Britain and the ninth best in the world (source: Trip Advisor). Boasting three miles of sand, it is ideal for surfing in the Atlantic swell. Nearby Three Cliffs Bay also has spectacular views, while picturesque surrounding villages nestle in the diverse countryside, inviting the passing visitor.
Penllergaer Valley woods are north of Swansea near the junction of the A483 and M4, easy to reach with a hire car. These woods are ideal for guided walks or to bathe in the waterfall and river pool. Aberdulais Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in South Wales. This National Trust attraction also has a replica tin works, combining the Industrial Resolution with conservation projects and tourism. As well as an impressive waterwheel, there are also period costumes and a tearoom. There is easy car parking off the A4109 and this village is also a great place to start a car hire tour around the Vale of Neath. Nearby, Neath canal canoe hire is based near Resolven. Further afield is the St. David’s Peninsula, with the smallest city in Britain and ferryboat trips to Skomer, a nearby island and nature reserve.
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