Swansea - the City
Modern and cosmopolitan with its waterfront development, café quarters and thriving student population, Swansea is also Dylan Thomas country, steeped in tradition, culture, and character.
The campus is close to the old fishing village of Mumbles, whose unique seaside atmosphere is complemented by a vibrant social scene popular with students. Travel just a few minutes in the other direction and you reach the Maritime Quarter, a modern waterfront village complete with restaurants, art gallery, theatre and a busy marina.
The 20,000+ seat Liberty Stadium is home to Premiership football club Swansea City and Ospreys Rugby. It also hosts major pop and rock concerts.
The Gower Peninsula, Britain's first "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", is within easy reach from the University. Unspoilt beaches and dramatic cliff top views provide a stunning location for water-sports, cycling and walking, as well as unparalleled research opportunities for students studying natural sciences.
Swansea itself is a lively city of 230,000 people. Its friendly shopping centre includes a world-famous indoor market that dates back to the Middle Ages and offers traditional, locally produced food. Culturally, the city is home to the Dylan Thomas Centre, which celebrates the life and work of the great Welsh poet. Theatres, festivals, museums and galleries enhance Swansea's rich cultural diversity.
The surrounding area is also worth exploring. Within just a few miles you'll find:
- Carmarthenshire - the "Garden of Wales"
- "Waterfall country" - the Vales of Afan and Neath
- The wild, mountainous beauty of the Brecon Beacons
- Countless medieval castles and historic monuments
- Singleton Botanical Gardens and the National Botanic Garden of Wales
For details of everything Swansea has to offer visit www.visitswanseabay.com