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Places to stay in Swansea
Swansea's location on the south coast of Wales makes it an ideal location for those seeking a holiday of exploring the Welsh countryside. The city itself is home to plenty of museums, gardens and parks, meaning that even if you want to stay within the city, there's plenty to keep your itinerary filled up, but if you want to head out to the surrounding area, you'll find activities and adventures in the neighbouring villages, as well as on the seafront. Mumbles and Gower are two popular seaside resorts, both less than 20 minutes from the city.
If you're looking for an inexpensive holiday in the Swansea area YHA has a number of options, from the central bunkhouse purpose-built for large groups to the regular hostels just out of town. With three hostels within half an hour of the city centre, you can be sure of a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation on your Swansea holiday.
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Five Free Things To Do In Swansea
Singleton Botanical Gardens
These beautiful botanical gardens house a collection of colourful flowers, large glasshouses of exotic plants and a contained desert environment with cacti and succulents.
Wales Coast Path
This coastal walking route passes through both Swansea and Gower, stretching along the seafront for miles. It's perfect for exploring the beaches and seeing views over the bay.
While Afan Forest is popular among hikers and walkers of all abilities, it's particularly suited to mountain biking. Over 14 routes wind through the trees, providing something for all levels and abilities.
Swansea Bay is filled with monuments and remnants of the area's history and heritage. Cefn Bryn, which promises panoramic views over the countryside, is also the home of Arthur's Stone, while in Rhossili Bay you'll find the famous Helvetica shipwreck.
National Waterfront Museum
Dedicated to Swansea's maritime heritage, this museum covers centuries of industry and innovation across the country. Everything from geology, art and textiles is on display, ideal for a rainy afternoon.