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Stay in Swansea, See South & West Wales

Staying in Swansea Bay

 

There is lots of accommodation of all types available in the Swansea Bay area, most of it easily accessible by public transport. Link to the enclosed pdf for details of bus services to a wide range of accommodation including student accommodation in Swansea. You can also find a place to stay at:

 

www.tourismswanseabay.co.uk; or www.visitswanseabay.com;

 

pdf: Accommodation in Swansea Bay

pdf: Food & Drink in Gower

 

Out & About in South & West Wales

 

The Swansea Bay region is not only a great place to visit; Swansea itself is an excellent centre from which to explore the wider region. We suggest a number of destinations and itineraries that may interest you, out and back in a day using train or bus.

 

Day trips from Swansea

 

Cardiff, Wales’ capital

 

No more than an hour away, Cardiff offers some unique attractions to add variety to your visit. It has some fantastic shopping at the St David’s 2 Centre, sporting events at the Millennium Stadium, the Dr Who Experience in and the Senedd, seat of Welsh government in Cardiff Bay to name but a few.

 

Get there by train: there are at least two trains an hour taking less than an hour - Plan your journey

 

Get there by bus: the Swansea-Cardiff Express X10 service runs every hour taking just over one hour - Plan your journey

 

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The Heart of Wales by train

 

One of Wales’ most exotic train journeys is that from Swansea to the beautiful countryside and fascinating small towns of mid Wales. Take the morning train from Swansea and have a full or half day out with the train ride being part of the attraction

 

Plan your journey

 

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Brecon Beacons National Park

 

A truly beautiful national park, its southern boundary is less than an hour away from Swansea. Take the T6 bus from Swansea or Neath (every hour weekdays; 5 per day Sundays) and your £8 Powys Rover ticket will get you to Brecon and beyond. Craig-y-Nos Country Park and the National Showcaves of Wales are on the T6 route. Brecon is an attractive small town and your ticket is valid on connecting buses to take you to Storey Arms (T4) for the climb to Pen-y-fan (highest point in South Wales) and iconic Hay on Wye (39), book capital of the world.

 

For the western part of the National Park, Brynamman is a good place to start for Geopark Walks. Get there from Swansea by the X13 Cymru Clipper.

 

For Waterfall Country, service X55 runs every hour weekdays daytime from Swansea and Neath to Pontneddfechan.

 

Plan your journey

 

 

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

 

This popular attraction is served by public transport though in a very limited way. Take the 1000 train from Swansea (Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays) and connect to the 279 bus at Carmarthen.

 

Plan your journey

 

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Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse, Laugharne

 

The centenary has passed but the legend lives on! Laugharne and its famous boathouse is under two hours by train and bus from Swansea. Take the 1000 train (weekdays only) and connect to the 222 bus at Carmarthen.

 

Plan your journey

 

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Tenby

 

An easy train journey direct from Swansea takes you to Tenby, one of Pembrokeshire’s most attractive seaside resorts with its fantastic golden beaches, narrow streets with exotic shops leading down to the beautiful harbour.

 

Plan your journey

 

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Llanelli Wetland Centre

 

A most amazing place to view birds and other marine wildlife in a natural setting; there is no direct public transport to the site so best way to get there without a car is train to Llanelli and a Dial-a-ride bus will meet the train (phone 01267 228326 at least 24 hours in advance). Alternatively, pick up a taxi at Llanelli train station.

 

Plan your journey

 

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Llanelly House

 

The recently restored Llanelly House is one of the most notable historic properties in Llanelli; an excellent example of an early-18th-century Georgian town house. Take the X11 bus from Swansea, every half hour weekdays, daytime, to Llanelli bus station (0.5km)

 

Plan your journey

 

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Aberaeron

 

Aberaeron must score as Wales’ prettiest town with its multi coloured houses nestled round an attractive harbour; a great place to wander around with an excellent range of food and drink. Take the train from Swansea connecting to the T1 bus at Carmarthen station; every hour weekdays, limited Sunday service.

 

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Travel Guide - click to download

Gower Bus to Adventure Leaflet & Map click here

Gower Bus to Adventure Timetable click here

 

 

 

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