Urban and creative, coastal and rural, historic and innovative. A cosmopolitan city centre with British seaside charm. The UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, award winning beaches and dramatic rural landscape. Our city is a rich and diverse mix of the very best of British and Welsh ingredients.
With a population of 240,000 people, Swansea is the second largest city in Wales. Set on a sandy 5 mile stretch of beautiful coastline, Swansea City Centre is welcoming and vibrant, with a proud heritage and a progressive, modern outlook. Historic docklands and medieval castles, rub shoulders with a vibrant hub of shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, parks, theatres, universities, and the only Premier League football team in Wales. It is an exciting, fascinating and diverse cultural melting pot.
Swansea would not be the city it is today without our people. From the famous and influential names of our past such as Dylan Thomas and John Charles, to our current cultural pioneers and proud local residents, our people are at the heart of Swansea’s culture. Just ask our visitors – our friendliness is legendary.
Head a little further along the coast and uncover the magnificence of the Gower Peninsula. From wild moors and limestone cliffs, to some of the UK’s best beaches, Gower is a geological goldmine with inspiring landscapes – just look at Dylan Thomas’ work. Rhossili Bay, Wales’ best beach, is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in the world, and Three Cliffs Bay has recently been chosen as the UK’s best picnic spot. These are just a few of Gower’s numerous accolades – we’re struggling to find a trophy cabinet big enough!
Peaceful countryside? Yes, you’ll find that in Swansea too. From the waterfalls at Penllergare Valley Woods, to the rolling landscape of Mawr and the Lliw Reservoir, Rural Swansea is bursting with hidden treasures, wildlife and beautiful views.
Our city, coast, countryside and strong community define our culture… Swansea is Culture.
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