Swansea is Wales' second-largest city, and sits on the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay. While Swansea has a long history, it has also evolved rapidly in recent years.

The city centre has extended seaward into the award-winning Marina and Maritime Quarter, where you'll find attractions to suit all ages including the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre and the LC leisure complex and waterpark.

In the heart of the city centre, you'll find a good variety of shops including Swansea Market, the largest indoor market in Wales, where you can sample and buy seafood from Gower or lamb, beef and veg from local farmers.

For those seeking more excitement after dark the vibrant nightlife, with a wide range of clubs, bars and restaurants should appeal. The Wind Street area is a modern caf� quarter by day, and by night, is the liveliest street in the city!

Swansea Bay offers the visitor a wide range of different experiences and takes full advantage of the contrasts of coast and countryside that 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 spectacular settings.

In the eastern edge of Swansea Bay, there's the Waterfall Country of Afan and the Vale of Neath: a must-see for walkers and cyclists alike. These steep-sided, wooded valleys are home to world-class mountain-biking, stately country parks, and the UK's second-largest forest south of the Scottish border.

Just a few miles from Swansea's city centre is the little seaside resort of Mumbles which is a great place to relax and unwind after the excitement of the city. 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 good traditional pubs. The family experience is enhanced with a range of play areas for the children and in the summer the land train travels the seafront in style. You can also cycle the journey from Swansea on the seafront cycle path ensuring you don't miss out on any of the spectacular coastal views that expand right to the top of the Gower Peninsula. Whilst there you can explore the pier and lighthouse or perhaps go water-skiing or sailing?

Beyond Mumbles is Gower which 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 views..you may need more than a few days to explore this wonderful area!