Swansea Attractions

Visitor information

For a warm welcome and expert help call in to one of our friendly Tourist Information Centres (TICs). The main TIC is located in the City Centre behind the Grand Theatre and there is also one in Mumbles opposite Boots in the church.

At both, you will find all you need to know about Swansea and Gower to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Swansea TIC

Phone01792 468321 Fax – 01792 464602
Open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Mumbles TIC

Phone – 01792 361302
Fax – 01792 363392

Open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm and 10.00am – 4.00pm on Sundays (end of July and August only).


Outdoor attractions

Oystermouth Castle Oystermouth Castle

With stunning views over Mumbles, Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill overlooking Swansea Bay. Over recent years the castle has undergone conservation work to ensure the castle structure is safe and sustainable for the foreseeable future.

www.swansea.gov.uk/oystermouthcastle

Swansea Bay Rider

The Swansea Bay Rider is a land train that runs on the promenade between Blackpill and Southend. It runs daily throughout the summer and stops at various points for you to explore the delights of Swansea Prom.
www.swansea.gov.uk/bayrider

Swansea Prom

Visit Swansea Prom for a walk or cycle around the beautiful sweep of Swansea Bay. There’s plenty to do, including Blackpill Lido, pitch and putt golf and pedaloes on Singleton Boating Lake. There are also great playgrounds at Southend in Mumbles and Singleton, next to the boating lake.
www.swanseaprom.com

The Gower Gower – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

You’ll find beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs, commons where sheep and wild ponies graze and lovely wooded valleys in Gower. Gower Explorer buses (48 and 49) run on circular tours on Sundays, or you can explore the area on foot or bike.

 

Indoor attractions

The LC logo The LC Swansea

The LC is a great place to visit, with a waterpark, huge climbing wall and even a four-storey indoor play area! There’s also a gym and spa with a range of pampering treatments available.

www.thelcswansea.com

Plantasia logo Plantasia

Visit Swansea’s giant hothouse garden for something a little different. Plantasia is home to exotic plants and animals from all over the world and includes our resident Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkeys.

01792 474555 | www.plantasia.org

Active Swansea leisure centres and pools

If you need to keep the children entertained this summer, make the most of Swansea’s leisure centres and Swansea Tennis Centre.

www.activeswansea.com

Wales National Pool Swansea

Wales National Pool Swansea is Wales’ only 50m pool that hosts major national competitions as well as being open to the public. For swimming times, please contact the pool.

01792 513513 | www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

For up-to-date news and information about fixtures, events, tickets and prices, please visit the official stadium website.

Ticket hotline 08700 400004 | www.liberty-stadium.com

Cultural attractions

Brangwyn Hall logo Brangwyn Hall

The Brangwyn Hall is famous for its Empire Panels which are huge colourful murals painted by Sir Frank Brangwyn. This major concert hall hosts regular concerts and many large events including the Swansea Festival of Arts and Music every October.

01792 635489 | www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynevents

The Dylan Thomas Centre Dylan Thomas Centre

The Centre celebrates the life of Swansea’s most famous son and hosts a free permanent exhibition. The Centre is also the focal point for the annual Dylan Thomas Festival which runs from 27 Oct – 9 Nov. Let us know your thoughts on the Centre via our online feedback form.

www.dylanthomas.com | www.swansea.gov.uk/dtc

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

This handsome classic Italian-style gallery is currently closed for major refurbishment, but there are many offsite activities taking place. See the website for full details.

01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Grand Theatre

Swansea’s Grand Theatre provides live cultural and artistic entertainment with the emphasis on variety within the programme. Dance, drama, children’s shows, opera and more will be found in every season.

01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Swansea Museum Swansea Museum

Open Tues – Sun and Bank Holidays 10am-5pm
Swansea Museum has a fascinating range of permanent displays including an Egyptian Mummy, and admission is free.

01792 653763 | www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseamuseum

Waterfront Museum logo National Waterfront Museum

The museum is fully open to the public with free admission and is full of new technology to make Wales’ history come alive.

01792 638950 | www.discoveringswansea.com

Egypt Centre

Open Tues – Sat 10am-4pm
The Egypt Centre, found on the University of Wales Swansea campus, holds the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in Wales. It contains over 4,000 objects including coffins, jewellery and weapons. Admission is free, and it’s well worth a visit as kids can take part in some hands-on activities.

01792 295960 | www.egypt.swansea.ac.uk/

Taliesin Arts Centre

A lively and exciting venue on the University campus, Taliesin is a popular and friendly venue with a varied programme of events.

01792 602060 | www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

 

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