Swansea, located in South Wales, is situated on the coast. It is the second largest city in Wales. Historically, Swansea was a fairly prosperous market town which also became well known as a resort. The first passenger railway service was situated in Swansea. One of the most well known attractions in Swansea is Swansea Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. Oystermouth Castle dates back to the 12th century and is still quite well preserved today. Visitors can gain a wonderful view of Swansea Bay from the battlements. There are numerous dining and entertainment options throughout the immediate area.
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Swansea is a city on the south coast of Wales, close to the Gower peninsular. It is the second largest city in Wales and is home to over two hundred thousand people. Although there has been a settlement here since prehistoric times, the city grew in size during the Industrial Revolution due to its port as well as the local coal mines.
Every autumn, the city is home to the Dylan Thomas Festival which runs for two weeks and celebrates the life and work of the Welsh writer. The festival includes performances of his plays, readings of his poetry and guest appearances. The Dylan Thomas Centre operates throughout the year and draws enthusiasts from all across the world who visit it to see the different exhibitions housed in the building, which is the city's former Guildhall.
The nearby Oxwich Bay has been named the most beautiful beach in Britain and its golden sands stretch for three miles along the coast. As well as the beach, you can partake in various water activities such as diving, sailing and windsurfing.
Swansea castle was originally built in 1106 and was subject to a number of developments over the years. Nowadays, only some castle ruins remain to give you an idea of its former splendour. You can still view the castle parapets as well as the north and west blocks from the nearby street.
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