About Swansea Bay
The Place - Swansea BaySwansea Bay offers the visitor a wide range of different experiences and takes full advantage of the contrasts of the coast and countryside that appeal to all tastes. Whether you are looking for somewhere you can relax and unwind in a tranquil environment or have an exhilarating and exciting activity holiday in spectacular settings, Swansea, Gower, Mumbles, Aberavon, Afan Fforest Park and Neath & Port Talbot will have something for you.
Swansea is a vibrant developing city with much to offer all ages. The Maritime Quarter gives a distinct Mediterranean flavour to the area and this links perfectly to the lively Café quarter of Wind Street with its cafes, bars and restaurants.
The centre of the city boasts a wide variety of shops and the covered market in the middle really creates a traditional local atmosphere, where you can purchase a wide variety of traditional produce.
Mumbles is a great place to relax and unwind. It stretches along the seafront, offers a beautiful cycle/walkway adjacent to the sea and boasts some of the finest restaurants, relaxing Italian style cafes and the good old traditional pubs. The family experience is enhance with a range of play areas for the children and in the summer the land train is a real must to travel the seafront in style.
GowerGower was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a secret waiting to be discovered by visitors to the area. Gower is surrounded by beautiful coastline, offering safe bathing and beautiful sandy beaches and is a maze of intricate winding roads linking stylish villages and breathtaking views.
The clock tower of St David’s church is at the heart of the thriving historic market town of Neath. The town centre boasts an impressive indoor Victorian market selling a wide variety of traditional goods and fresh produce.
Victoria Gardens in the centre of the town combines a 19th century bandstand with a circle of standing stones erected for the National Eisteddfod held here in 1918. The remains of Neath Castle and other features dating back to the Industrial Revolution can also be found in the town.
The Gnoll is home to the Neath- rugby team the Welsh All Blacks and matches can be enjoyed here throughout the season.
Much of Port Talbot’s town centre has undergone major refurbishment to upgrade and landscape the main shopping areas. The award winning High Street Bridge links the town across the River Afan. Adjacent to the Princess Royal Theatre, the Aberavon Shopping centre houses a variety of well-known stores as well as a modern well-equipped library in a spacious undercover environment.
A visit to the Town wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the famous outdoor market, which are held all day Tuesday & Saturday and sell a wide variety of goods and fresh produce.
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