In Welsh, the beautiful city of Swansea is known as Abertawe. It’s the second largest city in Wales, as well as being a county. Located at the mouth of the River Tawe, it has grown in size over the years thanks to the export of iron, coal, and copper. It is still an important trading center but is also a famous university town. Thanks to the bustling, cultural side of the city, it has also become a favorite spot for tourists. If you’re visiting the city anytime soon, you’ll find plenty going on. Here is a list of the top ten places to visit.
This historic theatre has been providing a broad range of entertainment events for more than a century. It was opened by Madam Adelina Patti, an opera diva of her day, and still oozes much of the original charm and atmosphere.
LC Waterpark is South Wale’s premier waterpark and leisure complex and has something for all ages. Under one roof you can explore an exciting network of pools, rides, and slides together with a water pool and the famous Masterblaster. There’s also a multi-purpose double sports hall, an indoor surf simulator, and Wale’s largest gym.
The Liberty Stadium
Home to Swansea City FC and The Ospreys rugby team, this outstanding stadium was opened in 2005. It has a 20,000 capacity and is an impressive location to watch one of the many international sporting events which take place here yearly.
Located in Swansea city center, Sin City is the place to go if you want to enjoy some musical activity. Many different types of bands, groups, and artists perform here, and there really is something for everyone. Enjoy the latest offering on your own, or why not take along a companion from escorts in Swansea to truly make it a night to remember?
The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Spread across 560 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside, this attraction holds more than 8,000 different plant varieties. It is also home to the world’s largest single spanned glasshouse, and inside you can experience a Mediterranean climate and a host of plants.
Manor Wildlife Park
TV presenter Anna Ryder is the owner of this zoo, and you can get up close and personal to dozens of animals, from the humble goat right up to exotic beasts such as the tiger.
Ice hockey is a popular sport in Swansea, and at Ice Arena Wales, you can cheer on the Cardiff Devils together with more than 3,000 other fans.
Swansea Indoor Market
First established in 1897, this incredible market was housed under the largest structure of glass and wrought iron in the UK. It was destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt and still holds the title of one of the largest indoor markets in Wales. There are more than 100 stalls, and you can sample a range of local delights from cockles to laverbread.
Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts
This festival is the high point of the city’s social calendar and takes place every October at a variety of venues. There are large-scale concerts by world-famous orchestras, together with more local musical talent, opera performances, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances.
Dan yr Ogof Caves
This 15km long cave system is one of the most extensive in Western Europe. The caves were first discovered more than a century ago and feature underground lakes, rivers, and two jaw-dropping waterfalls. What’s more, the rock formations date back millions of years.