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The beautiful city of Swansea isn't the largest town in Wales, but it is definitely among the most attractive. Beginning as a productive market town during medieval periods, Swansea has developed into a fine coastal city of Wales.
The city can be reached by plane. However, the city's own airport is only opened for private aircraft. However, Swansea is located just under an hour from Cardiff International Airport, which is why travelling to Swansea is most commonly done by bus and van connections from Cardiff.

While in the city, it is easy to get around Swansea by bus, but taxis are also popular. The landmarks in the city are located sporadically across the landscape, from the natural beach bays to the old castle ruins. Swansea hotels offer tours and advice for visitors on what to see and how to get there.

Travellers of all ages will be delighted with the number of great things to see and do in the city of Swansea. When the sites of this remarkable town have been seen, what sort of things can tourists get up to? Well, sport is one of the major past-times in the city.

The Beach, Oxwich Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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Football is extremely popular, and the city's main league team, known simply as Swansea FC Swans, plays in the second tier league in the United Kingdom. They have been quite successful of late, almost securing a spot in the top flight (English Premier League) last year. In addition to the football team, the people of Swansea really love there rugby team - the Ospreys. They play in the Heineken Cup, and do well each year. There is nothing better than going to a rugby or football match when visiting the city of Swansea.

Water sports are another popular activity in Swansea. Visitors can go swimming at any of the sandy bays on the city's coast, including Langland Bay and Caswell Bay. In addition to swimming, the people of Swansea take part in a lot of other water sports too. Wake boarding is quite popular, along with yachting and kayaking. There is plenty to do around the water when visiting Swansea.

Swansea has a number of interesting shopping malls, but for tourists, these are not the places to shop. Handicrafts are more popular for visitors, so shopping to buy these type of gifts can be done across the city. Don't forget to buy a hand crafted spoon when visiting Swansea. These seem to be extremely popular.
Swansea Funfair, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe
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Live music is another great activity tourists can enjoy, especially along the waterfront. There are a number of lovely cafes and bars that provide wonderful live music events. However, it is best to ask at the hotel for specific locations!

If sightseeing is your thing, but everything has been seen, why not try from a different angle? Flights over Swansea are a common attraction for guests to the city, and can be organised from the Swansea Airport. Visitors have a great chance to see the large Gower Peninsular also.

There are so many festivals held throughout the year in Swansea that visitors will more than likely find themselves in the middle of one when they arrive. 

Some of the most popular festivals in the city include the Swansea Festival of Music and Arts in October, Swansea Bay Film Festival, and the World Party Weekend in the summer.

Children and families are also well looked after when they arrive into Swansea. The Chocolate Factory would have to be the most famous place to visit for the whole family, although children usually get more excited than the adults! Another activity for the young ones is the crazy golf centre of Mumbles Road, not to mention the Discovery Centre in Brynmille Park.

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Alexander Private Hotel, Swansea
At the privately owned Alexander Guest House we offer a friendly welcome to all our guests. Service is efficient with special attention given to the comfort of all guests. We have a good knowledge of the local area and can advise about the many local places of interest. There is a non-smoking policy in operation throughout the building and a small licensed lounge bar for guests.  The Guest House is situated on the edge of Uplands where a good range of local amenities are at hand including take-away outlets, restaurants, hair and beauty salons, a launderette, bars - everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay.
Express by Holiday Inn Swansea Bay
The Holiday Inn Express Swansea hotel is close to many tourist attractions including Dan-Yr-Ogof showcaves, the Brecon Beacon National Park, and the beautiful Gower coast with its breathtaking coastline. This area offers opportunities for social events, tours, corporate entertainment as well as wet and dry activities and many beaches. East of the hotel in Swansea is the elegant market town of Cowbridge all within a 45 minute drive from the hotel.Our Swansea hotel offers 91 en-suite bedrooms, all with Sky TV, tea/coffee making facilities, power showers, modem points and desk top work space.
Glenview Guest House Mumbles, Swansea
Glenview is a large Victorian house built at the end of the century and has been a guest house since the end of the war. All the bedrooms overlook our garden and Underhill Park which is bordered by woods. We have a private car park for guests and secure accommodation for bicycles and water sport gear. The rooms are extremely comfortable with central heating, television, tea and coffee making facilities. Family rooms have a video with access to children's videos. The guest lounge is furnished with a baby grand piano and a selection of classical music records and CD's. A log fire burns in the winter months.
Marriott Swansea
In the bustling Maritime Quarter on the enchanting Swansea Bay, the Swansea Marriott Hotel captures the charm and beauty of its Gower peninsula surroundings. A gentle stroll to the city centre complete with its lively markets and attractions, surrounded by the very best of Wales' golf courses, a short distance from the Liberty Stadium and Ffos Las Racecourse the Swansea Marriott Hotel has appeal for all. The spacious guest rooms offer supreme comfort and functionality. Leisure area, with mini gym, pool, whirlpool and sauna. The hotel restaurant serves local produce complimented with fine wine, which follows through to our extensive room service menu.
Ramada Swansea
Relax on the doorstep of stirring Welsh countryside at the Ramada Swansea hotel in West Glamorgan. After a day tramping the hills and coast, come back to a drink by the roaring fire in our cosy Arts Bar. Or head into Swansea for a day's shopping and a night on the town. Sample the best local produce and specialities from our seasonal Arts Restaurant Menu. Business guests who have worked hard all day in our eight flexible meeting rooms can de-stress in the heated indoor pool at our Sebastian Coe Health Club. Children will love Ramada Swansea, with a heated indoor pool and near to the beaches, they will be entertained for hours. 
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