Sightseeing tour of Swansea & Gower
Roam Wales takes you to famous areas of Swansea & Gower in South Wales. We will visit:
Departs on Friday & Tuesday
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|Cardiff City Centre
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|Swansea & Gower
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Leaving the city we travel towards Swansea along the M4 motorway passing the steel town of Port Talbot, birthplace of Sir Anthony Hopkins. Our first stop is the Dylan Thomas Centre, where the life and works of the most famous poet Wales has ever produced can be seen - a man who, after Shakespeare, is the most quoted writer in the English language. After a short walk around the Marina, an area of Swansea old dock which has been transformed, we visit the National Waterfront Museum and experience more than 300 years of Welsh Industry and innovation. Following our tour of the museum we continue our journey to the village of Mumbles.
Mumbles (also known as Oystermouth) is known as the 'Gateway to the Gower'. Here we stop to allow free time for refreshments and to explore this quaint village. Mumbles Railway is famous as the place where the world’s first passenger railway journey took place in 1807. The village is renowned for its numerous independent shops and friendly cafes as well as being the site of Oystermouth Castle, which was once home and fortress to the Norman Lords of Gower. Other attractions include The Lovespoon Gallery, which boasts the largest collection of handcarved Welsh love spoons; and Mumbles lighthouse, built in 1794 and still makes passing boats aware of undersea sandbanks. The lighthouse is situated on the outer of two islands off Mumbles Head and is the most photographed landmark in the village. It can be best viewed from the car park above the Victorian pier.
Suitably refreshed, we leave Mumbles and drive along the coast, enjoying breathtaking views of Langland Bay and Caswell Bay as we continue our journey to the magnificent Rhossili Bay and Worm's Head. Here we visit the most western and most photographed part of Gower. We view Worm's Head, which stretches out to sea but becomes an island when the tide comes in.