The County of Swansea has lots to offer the visitor and takes full advantage
of the contrasts of the coast and countryside to appeal to all tastes. Whether
you are looking for somewhere you can relax and unwind in a tranquil environment
or have an exhilarating and exciting activity holiday in a spectacular setting.
The county of Swansea has very distinct areas of interest and lots to offer
Swansea is a vibrant developing city with much
to offer all ages. The Maritime Quarter gives a distinct Mediterranean flavour
to the area and this links perfectly
to the lively Café quarter of Wind Street with its cafes, bars and restaurants.
The centre of the city boasts a wide variety of shops and the covered market
in the middle really creates a traditional local atmosphere, where you can
purchase a wide variety of traditional produce.
Mumbles is a great place to relax and unwind. It
stretches along the seafront, offers a beautiful cycle/walkway adjacent to
the sea and boasts some of the
finest restaurants, relaxing Italian style cafes and the good old traditional
pubs. The family experience is enhance with a range of play areas for the children
and in the summer the land train is a real must to travel the seafront in style.
Gower was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a
secret waiting to be discovered by visitors to the area. Gower is surrounded
by beautiful coastline, offering safe bathing and beautiful sandy beaches and
is a maze of intricate winding roads linking stylish villages and breathtaking
If you are looking for a beach holiday you have
come to the right place. The beaches stretch from Swansea Bay right down to
the end of Gower culminating
in the breathtaking views from Worms Head at Rhossili. The water quality and
high standards of beach management are exemplary and in 2002 the Area received
8 prestigious awards ? including European Blue Flag, Green Coast and
Tidy Britain Seaside Awards. Gower is also becoming one of the top destinations
for water sports enthusiasts and anyone looking to take to the sea.