The famous seaside resort of Swansea is renowned for its elegant promenade offering a majestic view of the bay. Thanks to the mining and export of iron, coal and copper - for which Swansea earned the nickname Copperopolis, it grew into a busy trade centre, which is now enjoying a thriving existence as a much loved holiday destination. With numerous attractions, this coastal haven brings a welcome change of pace from everyday life.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the stunning Gower Peninsula overlooks the Bristol Channel. Boasting a picture perfect stretch of golden sand that draws outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe, it’s a gentle stroll towards the dramatic Worm’s Head, stretching out into the sea.
Swansea’s Oxford Street, in the beating heart of the town, rivals its well known cousin for designer labels and big names - visiting fashionistas are often spotted away from the bright lights of London. If label hunting isn’t your thing, however, Swansea also offers an eclectic retail experience in the boutique filled markets. Stalls weighed down with glorious hand crafted gifts and local delicacies, including mature Welsh cheeses, artisan bread and Burry Bay Mussels.
If this isn’t enough retail therapy, visit the nearby village of Mumbles. The quaint settlement is known for its locally sourced seafood which ends up on the finest tables in London and Paris. Try these freshly caught delights straight from the boat - the restaurants and pubs serve the latest catch within minutes of the haul every day.
After a fun-packed day in Swansea, catch the train home, and plan your next big adventure. With lots of money-saving deals, including advanced bookings and group discounts, you’ll have plenty left in your wallet to do so!