Swansea city life
Swansea is an incredibly beautiful city, offering numerous leisure activities, including the opportunity to visit some very interesting cultural attractions and throughout the city you can admire the Georgian and Victorian architecture.
The main places you should visit are:
- The National Waterfront Museum and Swansea Museum
- Mission Gallery
- Swansea Castle
- The Guildhall
- Mumbles Pier
- Meridian Tower – located in the heart of the Maritime Quarter, this is the tallest building in Wales
- Dylan Thomas (Welsh poet) birth place
- Clyne Gardens
You can watch a play or enjoy an artistic event at The Grand Theatre or Palace Theatre – which is used for several cultural events, as well as nightclub parties.
Take long promenades in Singleton Park, or go to Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, named the most beautiful beach in Britain by travel writers.
If you’re into sports, in Swansea, you can practice almost any sport (surf, cricket, golf, cycling) and watch some cool sport events from the local teams of football, rugby and cricket.
Swansea hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, like a folk festival, festival of music and the arts and more.
Taste some of the local delicious products, such as laverbread and the Welsh cookies.
Swansea has a rich nightlife so you can have fun and enjoy a good night out in one of the various pubs, bars and clubs.
International atmosphere in Swansea
Besides the Welsh population in Swansea, several immigrants have decided to live here, a significant number are Asian (mainly Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian), as well as Arab and African people.
Stated as one of the best places in UK to start a business, Swansea is an appealing international business location, with plenty of investment and development opportunities. The city offers access to many European markets and has established trading links and partners in countries from Europe and China.
Swansea has a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons, with somewhat mild winters. During summer, average temperatures are around 19 – 20 °C (67- 68 °F) but often reaching to 26 or 27°C (78 – 79 °F). In the winter, temperatures can go down to around 8 – 9 °C (46- 47 °F). Swansea is one of the wettest cities in Britain so often times you will have to carry an umbrella with you.