City by the Sea

One of the four nations that make up the UK, Wales is an ancient land offering a feeling and experience distinct from the other nations of the UK. Home to the worlds first complete coastal path, one of the oldest languages in Europe and more castles per square mile than any other country, our rolling hills, sweeping beaches, and vibrant cities and towns are steeped in history and myth.

As Wales's second largest city, Swansea offers students a learning and living environment where past, present and future, country and city, sea and land come together. In Swansea you'll find over 20 beaches, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a new 3,500 seater arena the Swansea City Football and Ospreys Rugby Union teams a thriving international community and of course Swansea University to name but a few highlights. You can explore Swansea in lots more detail using the interactive map below:

Explore the Sights of Swansea

Life in Swansea


Things to do in Swansea

There's never a dull day in Swansea! No matter your interest there will be something in our city for you whether it be a Student Union society, local sports game, shopping spree or a show in our new arena. 

Swansea is also famous for its award winning beaches, with Rhossili Bay in-particular regularly ranked amoong the top in the UK and the World. If you are looking for a relaxing day in the sun or something a bit more exhilirating like surfing, Swansea has what you are looking for.