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, where the architectural effects of the Second World War can still be felt.
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 will start from
the Leaf Boat Sculpture on Castle Square, in central Swansea, opposite the remains of Swansea Castle.
Swansea free walking tours have returned, currently every Friday at 11am.
Just look out for the green umbrella
and/or green shirt
Not strictly necessary to make a booking,
you can just show up. All welcome!
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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.