Visiting Swansea, Dylan's birthplace
The official tourist information provider for visitors to Swansea Bay (south-west Wales, UK)
Dylan Thomas was born in Cwmdonkin Drive in the Uplands area of Swansea and much of his work was influenced by many of the places in and around Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower.
The Waterfront City of Swansea is home to the oldest and newest museums in Wales and the largest indoor market in Wales, serving local delicacies such as cockles and laverbread (it's seaweed!) and freshly baked welshcakes straight from the bakestone. The City also boasts indoor surfing at the LC and of course, the renowned Dylan Thomas Centre, home to the largest collection of Dylan Thomas memorabilia in the world.
Follow the five mile sweep of Swansea Bay and you'll get to Mumbles, with its medieval castle, quirky craft shops, art galleries and trendy boutiques. Not forgetting the wide selection of cafes and ice cream parlours (one boasting a secret recipe from 1922!).
Take the coastal route from Mumbles to the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula, and explore award winning beaches and 34 miles of coastline. Try abseiling or wakeboarding, coasteering or surfing. Walk the coast path or play golf against a backdrop of breathtaking coastal views.
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Getting to Swansea
Just a 3½ hour drive from London, and 2¾ hours from Birmingham, it's the ideal place to escape to for a relaxing short break, or longer holiday, in peaceful surroundings.
Detailed information on travelling to Swansea, what to do and where to stay can be found at visitswanseabay.com