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Highlights in Swansea
- Stunning natural beauty
- Adventurous and exciting hidden gems
- Lovely shopping experience
- A past full of history
- Fabulous fresh products and delicacies
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Swansea is a large city with so much variety where you can switch between exploring shops, historic buildings, restaurants and museums to discover scenic areas, beautiful beaches and the most beautiful landscape. Find a rental in Swansea and enjoy the city and nature. To be in the heart of the action, stay in the city centre. In the outskirts, Mumbles District is a fishing village with a lovely promenade to enjoy nice holidays by the bay. The maritime quarter is a more stylish area on the southern side of central Swansea and Uplands, on the western side, is an elevated neighbourhood with excellent sea views and unique locally owned shops. Find your holiday rental now!Fantastic rentals in beautiful Wales
Splendid rentals within walking distance to the city centre and the beach or surrounded by captivating landscapes in the countryside. Admire your views every morning from the balcony, the terrace or your private garden. Find the accommodation that caters to all of your needs. In Swansea you can find all types of rentals for couples, families with children and groups of friends. Every occasion can be celebrated in Swansea having a wonderful stay in one of the most beautiful areas of Wales. Come and see it for yourself!
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The area and getting around
Swansea is a city and county on the south coast of Wales. A city with endless activities and an area of outstanding natural beauty, like the Gower Peninsula. In town you will have plenty of museums, the fantastic Swansea Market, historical buildings lining the streets or the fantastic Swansea Castle and the Guild Hall, both Grade I listed. Down to the Maritime Quarter, is a cultural hub, a buzzing area at night and home to the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum and The Mission Gallery. And to catch a show, nothing better than The Grand Theatre or The Palace Theatre.A whole world to explore out of the city
Step out of the city and a whole new landscape opens up in front of your eyes. Explore the beautiful countryside and the breathtaking moors when you drive out to the fantastic Lliw uplands or Mawr, one of the oldest communities in Wales. Enjoy peaceful walks, nature, wildlife or take the challenge to climb up to the highest point in Swansea and get to Penller’s Castle. Cycling routes are also available, so get on your bike and explore the countryside at your own pace. Come to Swansea and experience a fun, vibrant city full of shopping, culture and nightlife in a stunning natural setting.
Travellers and activities
Do you like going off the beaten track sometimes? Swansea, has a fascinating culture, history and popular sites. But, sometimes it is exciting to go on an adventure and discover unusual, secret and hidden spots and learn about authentic hidden gems and curious stories. The secret tunnel in Wind Street or the River Tawe Tunnel connecting both riverbanks are secret passages dating back more than 100 years back. Visit the spooky cave, King Arthur’s Stone at Cefn Bryn, the Helvetia shipwreck in Rhossili, or an abandoned villa marked on some old maps as Pantyfynnon. Beware, Google Maps does not register it so you need to use your navigation skills and go on an adventure to find it!Swansea for beer lovers
As we have said before, the Gower Peninsula is the UK’s first area of stunning natural beauty. With the lack of breweries in this area, Gower Brewery was born in 2011. A fantastic brewery with refreshing ales full of flavour, brewed with traditional methods. This can be experienced going to the brewery joining your friends on a night tour to discover how Gower Gold is made and why it is so tasty. The beer tasting at the end is your chance to decide if that is the best ale with an outstanding natural beauty!
„The Penllergare Trust has brought back to life the woods of Penllergare Valley, a forgotten Victorian forgotten paradise with stunning waterfalls, lakes and unique trees.“
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Mumbles is a fantastic coastal village on the west side of Swansea. You will find a wide array of shops, eateries and great pubs where they serve the local produce and of course, delicious fresh fish and seafood. Traditions and festivals are a common thing all year round, being the Oyster Festival, one of the most popular ones. This is a real must for foodies and fine food lovers. But if you have a sweet tooth, the ice cream parlor competition is the one for you! Have a taste and make your own judgement.2. Swansea Market
A local market is a good place to join locals in their everyday lives and get yourself some of the best local produce and real local delicacies like cockles or laverbread, the most famous north Gower seaweed dish. Browse the nearly 100 stalls of fish, veggies and fruit. This original building with the largest structure of glass and steel, is the largest indoor market in Wales.3. Enjoy the natural beauty of Swansea
Green areas and colourful gardens are part of Swansea and its surroundings. Amongst several lush green areas, Clyne Gardens is the star of the show. Standing out for the amount of exotic plants and rare species, it is also home to a bright bridge in the middle of the Japanese garden within Clyne. Enjoy a wonderful time strolling at your own pace and taking in the beauty of a stunning natural area that will captivate your senses.4. Get mesmerised by the coastline and its beauty
The Gower Peninsula is so stunning that can only be appreciated if you see it with your own eyes. Admire the dramatic scenery and enjoy the attractions of this part of Swansea. Want to go to the end of the world? Then, take a 20 minute walk to the end of Three Cliff Bays and a splendorous sweeping view of Rhossili Bay and Llangennith Beach will open up just in front of your eyes. You will feel like being at the furthest point of land on the planet.5. Get together and have a great day out
Learn about the Welsh industrial past at one of the greatest locations in Swansea, Oystermouth Road. Here you find The National Waterfront Museum, a fantastic space with cutting-edge technology that brings the past of the Welsh industry to your fingertips! Explore the 15 galleries, each one of them telling you a fascinating and different story. Check your must-visit list before leaving the museum and be sure to tick Robin Goch, the earliest example of aircraft in the Uk, Penydarren, the replica of the first steam locomotive and also, MA James, a model of the slate schooner. The People Gallery and the Achievers Gallery showcase examples of great stories you will love to know about.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Swansea
On average, what was the cost of holiday rentals in Swansea in 2020, during the period hit by the pandemic?
Swansea is one of the cheapest cities in the United Kingdom! The costs for a holiday rental here amounts to about £108.89 per night.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Swansea?
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your visit to Swansea, go there in January (£84.47 per night on average), March (£89.53), or February (£90.8) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Swansea?
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Swansea, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of December (with an average of £124.47 per night), followed by July (£122.37), and August (£120.86).
Do I need to plan a trip to Swansea well in advance?
It's better to book sooner than later in Swansea as only 47% of the accommodations remain free, according to our 2020 data.
When are more holiday lettings available?
November, February, and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 63%, 59.6% and 58.5%.
When are there fewer rental options available in Swansea?
The months with the lowest properties available in Swansea are, in order, August, June and July, with respective average availability figures of 28.6%, 34.25%, and 34.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many rentals are available in Swansea?
In Swansea we work with 10 different providers to give you a choice of 190 properties, so you will not be short of options!