Book a hotel in Swansea with Best Western, it really is a beautiful location for a UK city break You will have a perfect jumping off point to explore the beautiful Welsh countryside. Best Western's Swansea hotel is situated in the bay, a fresh and beautiful environment, offering some of the most beautiful views and landscapes in the whole of the UK.
The city is an ancient and remarkable one, thought to have originally developed from an old Viking trading post. The city evolved during the Industrial Revolution, growing through trade of wine, hides, wool cloth and coal, causing the city to expand and modernise. Sitting royally on the edge of the glistening, dark-blue sea, the historical city is now a buzzing cultural hub and is the second largest city in Wales. From your Swansea hotel you'll find the renovated warehouse that is the National Waterfront Museum as well as a huge leisure centre in the renovated Maritime Quarter. To the east of the city lies Parc Tawe shopping and Leisure centre, near the River Tawe. Something certainly worth visiting during your stay in a Swansea hotel is Mumbles, just along Swansea Bay, home to the wealthy and high-class establishments as well as Oystermouth Castle and Mumbles Lighthouse.
Shopping in Swansea
Nothing is quite like the exciting market behind the Quadrant Shopping Centre. There are so many stalls and so many interesting products on offer that you will need to spend the best part of day browsing for a thorough visit. Right on the doorstep of our hotel in Swansea is the bay, providing freshly caught cockles and shellfish to soothe your stomach. The St David's and Quadrant Shopping Centres are full to the brim with high-street stores and well-known brands. You can find anything here if you look hard enough!
Eating and drinking in Swansea
Booking a hotel in Swansea will give you access to some unbelievable eateries and places to drink. With the region's unbelievable natural assets, the food scene in the city is to die for. Food fanatics will be able to find anything they fancy but there is a slight tip towards classic British and Welsh cuisine. There is also a particular emphasis on relaxed environments and plenty of pubs, posh cafes and other cosy eateries dot the streets. Head down to Mumbles for a fine-dining experience, Patrick's in particular comes highly recommended. A walk round the beautiful bay from our Swansea hotel will take you to Gallini's in Fishmarket Quay, an extremely popular Italian reaturant, with a carefully selected menu made up fresh ingredients and with a fully-stocked wine cellar.
Culture and nightlife in Swansea
Wales' second city is well equipped with plenty of things to do and see. Plenty of rivalries and animosities are fought out in the numerous and impressive stadiums in the area, Liberty Stadium of the Landore area being the largest (able to seat over 20,500 people). For something a little slower paced, our Swansea hotel will give you easy access to a fair few top-quality golf courses. Lush, green and of varying difficulties, they are ready for you to master. A festival dedicated to Dylan Thomas is held annually between his birth and death dates (27 October and 9 November), although if you're keen to learn and are not around for those dates, the Dylan Thomas Centre provides frequent talks, readings and tours, exploring his works and life all year round. Being one of Wales' primary cultural hubs, the city is full of museums and galleries including the Egypt Centre at the University of Wales, the National Waterfront Museum and the Swansea Museum, the oldest museum in Wales. If you're a fan of history and the arts there is certainly plenty to do and see here. So for a truly memorable UK city break, book our hotel in Swansea today.
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