Swansea Walking Tour
Welcome to Abertawe, the second city of Wales. Discover over 1,000 years of Swansea history, from its Viking roots and eventual Norman settlement, to its emergence as a copper trading force during the industrial revolution.
Once the biggest town in Wales, Swansea has transformed throughout the centuries, especially across the last 300 years as Swansea became the biggest copper producing centre in the world, before succumbing to the worst of the Second World War.
Swansea is now a desirable student haven, with its laid back beach lifestyle, while still maintaining its working class roots. The city now combines the architectural ramifications of the Second World War with the future, with the developments of Swansea docks and the brand new and shiny Swansea Arena and Copr Bay.
On this 2 hour walking tour of Swansea city centre, we will discuss...
World War 2
Swansea Walking Tour Start point
The Swansea walking tour starts from
the Leaf Boat Sculpture on Castle Square, in central Swansea, opposite the remains of Swansea Castle.
The Swansea Free Walking Tour has now concluded for summer 2023. From now on the Swansea walking tour will only take place on a private basis.
If you are visiting the city and want to arrange a tour for a specific date, please don't hesitate to get in touch anyway. Private tours are always available all year round.
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Cardiff walking tour
Directions to Swansea from Cardiff City Centre
Swansea is easily accessible by car from Cardiff, and visa versa. The M4 motorway links the two cities, and the drive takes no more than an hour, traffic permitting of course.
Regular National Express services from Sophia Gardens and Megabus services from Friary Gardens are available online, but the X10 provides hourly services in both directions every day, from Penarth Road (behind Cardiff Central Station). The X10 costs £6 one-way, or £9 same day return, and journey's take one hour and 10 minutes.
Regular trains serve both cities by Transport for Wales & Great Western Rail. Usually there are a couple of options every hour, and on average a journey lasts 50-60 mins. £12.10 one-way (£12.20 return) on a weekday, and £11.70 one-way (£11.80 return) on a weekend.