Swansea is a
large Welsh city in the county of Glamorgan with a population of
around 170,000 people. The city is located on the coast of South
Wales and is the second biggest Welsh city after Cardiff.
Swansea was, historically, a heavy industrial city that grew rapidly
in the 18th and 19th centuries. Swansea attained its city status in
1969 to commemorate Prince Charles's title of the Price of Wales.
During the Second World War, Swansea was targeted by heavy bombing
and the city centre was severely damaged. Many important buildings
in the city were also destroyed. Swansea city still has the ruins of
the castle in place.
Other popular landmarks and locations in Swansea include the Glynn
Vivian Art Galley, the Dylan Thomas Centre, The Environmental
Centre, the Market (the largest covered market in Wales) and the
Sport has always been a popular past-time in Swansea. Glamorgan
County Cricket Club play their home games at St Helen's. Swansea
Rugby Club also share the stadium for their home games.
The main city centre in Swansea has been undergoing redevelopment
that is due to be complete in 2015. A new leisure centre and museum
are two of the early developments as well as professional street art
along the Castle Street development.
More green areas and being added as part of the development scheme.
The Grand Theatre Square, Quadrant Square areas, Lower Oxford Street
arcades and Oxford Street car park are also on the horizon to be
Students can study at the Swansea University with over 15,000
currently attending. One of the campuses at Singleton Park overlooks
the Swansea Bay area and the university is highly acclaimed for its
The closest motorway to Swansea is the M4 while the A48 road passes
through the city and connects Swansea with Morriston and Llansamlet.
Several park-and-ride services are available from carp parks in
Fabian Way and Landore with the volume of services dependant on the
time of year. Four railway stations are in the main county area with
one located in Swansea city.
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