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(4) Cheap room in city centre!

This is room 4 (second floor) Our house is based in the city centre. Five minutes walking distance to Swansea shopping centre and bus station. 10 - 15 minutes walks away is Uplands, area where bars, restaurants and good nightlife are located. A 10 minutes walk will take you to our local beach. Far north or south Gower is approximately 20 - 25 minutes drive with some of the most beautiful beaches in Britain.

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New No.6 Brynmill - Sea Views - smart tv

Newly Refurbished property. On the Sea front with fantastic views. 1 minute walk to the beach and singleton park.

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Modern, city centre terraced house.

My place is about 5 minute walk from the train station, 10 minutes to the city centre, bars, restaurants and a 20 minute walk to the beach. Public transport to Swansea Liberty Station is also 5 minute walk away. You’ll love my place because it is clean, comfortable, well presented and in a great location.

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Stay near Swansea's top sights

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Swansea Marina10 locals recommend
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Grand16 locals recommend
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Swansea Castle5 locals recommend
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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery11 locals recommend
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Plantasia15 locals recommend
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Dylan Thomas Centre7 locals recommend

Apartments in Swansea

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Modern, architect designed, central
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Isolation-friendly, Cheerful 1-bed Annex
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Swansea, Marina and beach on the doorstep
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Small Sea-facing 1 bed apartment (Swansea Marina)
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Funky Studio Swansea City Centre
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Modern Studio Swansea City Centre
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Stay at the Osterley - Room 7
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The cwtch apartment.
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No.7 New Luxury Penthouse Studio Apartment
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Smart, self-contained Marina flat near beach/city.
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Renovated 2 Bedroom Flat In Listed Building
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No.6 New Luxury Studio Apartment

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Double room in Swansea, close to uni, M4 & centre
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Conveniently located home in Swansea
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Cheerful 1 bedroom home
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RW2 Guest House | SA1 | City Centre | Beach
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🏠1 Bed House ✅WiFi ✅Free Parking ✅LEISURE✅BUSINESS
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City Centre Quiet Home - Close to Marina / Arena
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South facing cosy double bedroom
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Stylish house 2 miles from seafront/city centre.
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Butterfly lodge
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Picked for its central location to Swansea City.
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RW10 Serviced Apartment | Family & Group | SA1
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Stylish Full House With a Private Garden.

Houses with free parking

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A warm welcome awaits you here.
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Sketty Double room Private bathroom £35/ night
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Sleeps 6, near city centre, free parking & Netflix
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Nice Room in Swansea (Near Swansea Uni)
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Double room with own bathroom, includes breakfast
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Boutique room in welcoming Victorian townhouse
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2 Bed Beach-House. Footsteps to Sea & Marina
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Kingsize comfort with ensuite & access to garden.
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Coach House - Cheerful 2 bedroom house with garage
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Lovely house close to motorway and city centre
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Swansea Beach Hub, TV in every bedroom!
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Sketty Single/twin room private bathroom £30

Your guide to Swansea

Welcome to Swansea

Sitting on the eastern coast of the Gower Peninsula, Swansea is a seaside city surrounded by some of Wales’ best-loved beaches and countryside. The town is small and narrow, rolling down to the deep curve of Swansea Bay. This stretches out four miles west through Blackpill to the Mumbles, a popular area with ice-cream parlours, restaurants, and a Victorian pier. In recent years, the area around Swansea’s castle and old High Street have come alive thanks to fabulous street art, independent galleries, cafes, a punky theatre, and a cinema. Close by, too, are the BBC Hall (an amazing space that hosts small, adventurous gigs) and some jewels of 20th-century architecture. Also don’t miss the Brangwyn Hall and civic centre by the beach if you’re into your design. There are beautiful parks like Brynmill and Cwmdonkin around the popular Uplands area, and Singleton near the university, boasting impressive botanical gardens.


How do I get around Swansea?

Swansea is on the mainline to London Paddington (3 hours). Trains also travel north from here along the pretty Welsh borders to Manchester (4.5 hours), and west to the seaside pleasures of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire (sea transport to Ireland is also found here, via Fishguard or Pembroke Dock). Local trains service Swansea’s suburbs well. The nearest airport is Cardiff (CWL), 55 minutes’ drive away, or 1.5 hours via train, changing in Bridgend. Swansea is easy to navigate by foot if you’re a seasoned walker, but local Traveline buses are also plentiful (the Gower Explorer buses venture further into the peninsula’s beaches, while the Cymru Clipper connects outlying towns). Two park-and-ride services north and west of the city are helpful for drivers coming off the M4, while cyclists can enjoy the many National Cycle Network routes (bike hire centres are dotted through Swansea and the Mumbles).


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Swansea?

Swansea’s weather is mild for Wales: it hardly ever gets snow, for instance, when it’s ankle-deep elsewhere. Its sunny summer days are delightful, and the bay has plenty of space to walk or paddle, although note that the sea is often far out. In hot weather, the Mumbles and beaches close by (such as Caswell and Langland) can get busy, but there are plenty of other beaches further out to explore via bus, bike, or car; Oxwich and Port Eynon have easily accessible stretches of sand, while the stunning Three Cliffs and Pobbles are worth the gorgeous dune walks. Summer also brings big gigs to Singleton Park and the Liberty Stadium (home to Swansea FC in football season), although music of all kinds continues all year in the land of song. Winter is an especially lovely time to book one of the area’s cottages as you can attend carol concerts from the town’s many famous male voice choirs.


What are the top things to do in Swansea?

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Recently renovated and the centre of Swansea’s thriving art scene, the Glynn Vivian hosts adventurous exhibitions of artists from Wales and abroad. Its light-filled atrium often exhibits large-scale contemporary works, while its fast-paced rolling programme of artists-in-residence brings in unique talks and events. After your visit, pop around the corner to the independent Galerie Simpson and Elysium Gallery and Bar.

Swansea’s Maritime Quarter

By the waterside at Swansea Marina, you’ll find fantastic museums. There’s the National Waterfront Museum, a striking 21st-century slate and glass building, tracing Swansea’s industrial history to our technology-dominated present-day. Swansea Museum hosts progressive, fascinating exhibitions about cultural history, while the Dylan Thomas Centre explores the life of the city’s most famous poet. A statue of him sits outside, gazing out to sea.

Swansea Market

A postwar design classic that’s still thriving today, Swansea Market is another great option for rainy days, especially for the town’s local cuisine. Cockles from the North Gower marshes are plentiful here, as are local delicacies such as laverbread (made from seaweed). For the less adventurous, don’t miss the Welsh cakes.