Swansea is located on the beautiful Gower Penisular, the UK's first designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. Although much of the city's architectural heritage was destroyed in war time bombing, its wide sandy beaches, spectacular coastal scenery, varied cultural events, lush parks, magnificient Maritime Quarter and medieval castles have preserved Swansea's place as a major vacation destination. Walk the streets of Swansea and you'll know why Wales is a European economic tiger!
Mumbles is right next to Swansea and has some great beaches. Continuing west from Mumbles along the coast road lets you see some wonderful scenery.
Swansea is also home to some of the best funded museums in the UK.
Swansea is the birth place of the internationally acclaimed poet and play-write Dylan Thomas and the Oscar winning actor Catherine Zeta-Jones.