Seated on the spectacular five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay, on the sandy coastline of South Wales. With a breath-taking location, together with a vibrant city spirit and superb modern attractions, it’s no wonder the city of Swansea is such a popular place to buy a new home. As the second largest city in Wales, Swansea offers a range of leisure and retail facilities combined with a rich history and excellent educational facilities. For families, first-time buyers and those looking to downsize, this beautiful waterfront city really does have something to offer everyone.
Leisure on your doorstep
With the Gower, the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the doorstep, Swansea’s beautiful waterfront position is enviable. Lazy days on sandy beaches, stunning coastal walks, spectacular views and perfect surfing waves make the Gower a haven for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
It’s not just award-winning beaches and unspoilt countryside that Swansea can boast about. The city is also home to stunning botanical gardens, a Premier League football team and stadium and a thriving entertainment scene. From cosy pubs in the city to stylish restaurants and bars in the marina to mouth-watering local ice cream parlours on the pier at Mumbles, and with a range of music, dance, theatre, film, festivals and arts venues, there’s something for everybody when it comes to entertainment in Swansea.
There’s plenty of local history and culture to soak up too. The National Waterfront Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Museum offer a fascinating window into the history of the city and its residents, while the ancient castle is also well worth a visit.
If you love keeping active, you’ll appreciate Swansea’s striking LC leisure centre, which offers excellent fitness facilities as well as a wave machine, 30ft climbing wall, an indoor play area, a spa and a sauna.
Great shopping options
You’ll find a wealth of shopping options in Swansea, especially in the Quadrant Shopping Centre in the heart of the city. There are many more high street stores and independent shops and eateries to be found around the city centre too, while for a further range of large chain stores you could head to Parc Tawe Retail Park just outside the centre.
Education for all
There’s a wide selection of schools for all ages in and around Swansea, including many well-respected primary and secondary schools, Swansea College and Gower College Swansea for higher education, and the award-winning Swansea University.
You’ll be well connected
Conveniently located close to the city centre, Swansea’s train station is on the mainline, providing frequent and convenient links to a range of UK destinations including London, Bristol and Birmingham, as well as trains to West Wales. The A483 and the M4 give excellent access to Swansea and mean Cardiff, Bristol and Carmarthen are all within easy reach. Swansea has three Park and Ride sites, and there is also a comprehensive network of bus routes to villages, towns and cities in the area.
For destinations further afield, the nearest international airport is Cardiff International, just an hour away, and has a good selection of both national and international destinations, whether for business or pleasure.