Swansea Travel Guide, United Kingdom
Swansea, UK - Overview
Swansea is a beautiful city in Whales, United Kingdom. The name Swansea is derived from Sweyn's Ey. Some people think that the name Swansea is thought to have been derived from the Vikings settlement. Archeological and historical findings indicate that the area of Swansea has been inhabited from prehistoric times and Bronze Age. The port served as a great port for United Kingdom. Swansea is also regarded as a great industrial center in the United Kingdom. Coal mining, machinery, Leather, Textile and Limestone has been regarded as the major industries of Swansea.
The city of Swansea witnessed the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th century. The industrial revolution reached the Wales resulted into the more job opportunities and the promotion of tourism industry in Swansea. There are many sites and spots of tourism attraction in Swansea.
Some of the most popular spots and landmarks in Swansea include Waterfront Museum, Swansea Castle, Lower Swansea Valley, Swansea Guildhall, Rhossili Beach, Three Cliffs Bay, Bracelet Bay, Singleton Park, Swansea Grand Theatre, Brangwyn Hall, Liberty Stadium, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea City Centre, St Davids shopping centre and The Technium centre. Whatever is your style and budget, you can find every type of entertainment spots and landmarks in Swansea.
Tourism, Metals and Mining has been the major industries of the Swansea. Call centers, manufacturing, banking, distribution and hotels have been the major economic centers of the city.
Swansea is also home to Swansea University which is one of the biggest universities of United Kingdom. University has a number of departments like science and technology, engineering, history, arts, media, health, finance, banking, computer and physics etc. There are also many other schools and educational institutes that either run under government or privately.
The area of Swansea has been served by a number of transportation options. Swansea is connected with other parts of the country by a network of motorways. Swansea railway station is a very busy railway station that provides rail services to different cities in UK.
Swansea is also home to Cardiff International Airport, which is served by local and international flights throughout the year.
Swansea has a number of beaches which are full of men, women and children. Most of the beaches are situated at Langland offering scenic and panoramic views of the city. There are a lot of activities for tourists at Swansea beaches. Water skiing, surfing and sailing are the most popular activities.
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