The area lends itself to a
wide variety of activities both water and land based. For
the water enthusiast you can try
your hand at sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and surfing.
If faster action is more your style book water skiing, wakeboarding
or view the coastline by sea on a fast sports boat ride.
The sheer rock face of the coastline is ideal for climbing
and abseiling and if heady heights are not your thing try
coasteering and rock hopping.
Fishing is fast becoming one of the nations favourite pastimes
and Swansea offers both coastal angling and coarse fishing
in lakes and reservoirs. The countryside is ideal for horse
riding, rambling and hiking and can be challenging for the
discerning cyclist. The undulating, rolling hills play host
to some of the best golf courses in Wales and cater for a
variety of abilities.
Swansea has a fantastic choice
of visitor attractions and entertainment centres. Key information
regarding them can
be accessed on . The choices vary
from Theatres and Culture, Parks and Gardens, Museums and
Galleries, Castles and Heritage. Swansea hosts a UCI multi
screen cinema, Megabowl Ten Pin Bowling Centre and Laser
Zone. Family entertainment includes Ballyhoo and XL Wales
and the more creative among us can try throwing a pot, making
a puppet and wood turning.
Sometimes the history of
bygone poets can seem boring and uninteresting, however if
you follow the trails of our local
legend Dylan Thomas, his life will come alive in front of
your eyes. Dylan Thomas was born in 1913 at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive,
Uplands, follow the trail from here to Cwmdonkin Park where
he played as a child, to the old Swansea Grammar School and
the numerous monuments dedicated to his life. Or take the
opportunity to explore Gower following the trail along the
beautiful coastline, from the Pier in Mumbles to Caswell
Bay, past Hunts Bay to The Garth a former family home, culminating
in the breathtaking view of Worms Head which inspired him
to write some of his greatest work. 2003 marks the 50th Anniversary
of his death and brings with it a diary of exclusive events,
which will help to bring his memory alive and inspire the
budding artists amongst us.