Swansea is a beautiful city that is situated on the south Wales coast. The city has a merge population of about 250,000. This city has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Some of the attractions in Swansea are:
1. Swansea Castle: This castle was built during the 13th century. Although most of the castle has been destroyed but do visit this place during the night when the entire castle is lit up.
2. Oystermouth Castle: This was a castle that was founded in 12th century by William de Londres of Ogmore. After this, the castle has undergone a number of restorations and expansions. Today there are a number of remains and artefacts that belonged to the kings that lived here, have been preserved here so that the general public can see and admire them.
3. Mumbles Pier: This building was built in 1880 and was made to encourage the people to use the public transport at that time. This high rise Victorian building provides you the best views of the nearby Swansea Bay.
4. National Waterfront Museum: This is the iconic landmark in Swansea and is made in the welsh style of architecture. This museum has some of the best collections of the Welsh art and culture. There are certain machines and other models that have been kept here that belonged to the Industrial Revolution. The museum has a restaurant and a café where you can sit back and admire the beauty of the Welsh art and culture.
5. Glyn Vivian Art Gallery: This art gallery belonged to the Edwardian era and exhibits the art that is made by the local artisans at that time. The museum is also known to host a number of national and international art festivals.
6. Mumbles: This is an ancient village that is situated on the western side of the Swansea Bay. The village has a number of boutiques and excellent restaurants that makes this place as a must-see destination. If you happen to come here, do visit the Promenade which provides you the spectacular views of the Swansea Bay.
7. Oystermouth Castle: This is another magnificent castle of Swansea. This place is a must visit for those who have an extensive interest in the art and culture.
8. Maritime Quarter: This is an award-winning bay side development area. There are a number of masts and sails that are situated on the southeastern side of the Bay. The area has a number of cafes, bars, pubs, casinos and museums that can keep you interested.