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Local Attractions

National waterfront musuem 


The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea tells the human story of Welsh industry and innovation now, and over the past 300 years. 


Ready to explore via cutting-edge, interactive technology, the Museum puts you in charge of the experience, allowing you to delve as deeply into the displays as you want. 


Prepare to explore 100 audio visual exhibits including 36 state of the art interactive displays and some very large historic objects from across the country including a replica of the world’s first steam locomotive, a brick press and one of the very few surviving coal wagons.

gower heritage centre


Set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula just west of Swansea, South Wales, the Gower Heritage Centre was established in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre situated in historical and beautiful surroundings. The 12th century water powered corn and saw mill was renovated, and experienced crafts people took up residence on site. Today the centre is recognised as a vibrant crafts and rural life museum that welcomes visitors from all around the world.

The Gower Heritage Centre is a fun way to spend your day, whether your group or school and would like to take a coach tour to the Gower and explore what we have on offer, or if you're just passing by and are popping in for a bite to eat at our Tea Rooms we're sure you'll find exactly what you're after.

We are only a 15-minute walk from one of the most breath taking bays in the Gower; Three Cliffs Bay. The whole peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has its own very distinctive culture that owes a lot to the mix of Welsh, West Country and Norman ancestry.

If your interest lies in rural Gower and the history of agriculture then we have a wide selection of displays for you, from our fully operational Water mill to the outdoor Museum of antique farming and cultivation. We are open throughout the year with a daily timetable of guided tours and demonstrations and an annual programme of special events. Our craft workshops include puppet making, pottery and woollen mill crafts are a great way to spend the afternoon on a school trip. 

Margam country park


This 19th Century Tudor Gothic Mansion was designed by the architect Thomas Hopper for Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot.

The house was built in 1830 – 40 at a cost of £50,000 using sandstone from nearby Pyle quarry. Listed Grade I as a mansion of exceptional quality, the Castle has some spectacular features such as the vast stairhall and octagonal tower.

One frequent visitor to Margam was Talbot’s cousin, Henry Fox Talbot of Lacock. A pioneer photographer, he succeeded in taking one of the earliest photographic views which clearly shows the corner of the south west façade.

Until 1942, the Castle and estate remained in the ownership of the Talbot family when it was acquired by a local landowner, Sir David Evans Bevan, and in 1974 by the County Council, the present owners, when it was of ruinous state.

A disastrous fire in 1977 gutted the interior. An ambitious restoration programme was embarked upon, much has been achieved and the programme continues.

The outbuildings house the Visitor Centre and park administration and during the summer months, the Great Hallway is on display to the public.

LC2 leisure centre


Perriswood Archery and Falconry Centre


Perriswood is a family run business situated in the heart of Gower overlooking the stunning Oxwich Bay.

We provide a range of activities that can be enjoyed by all generations and families. Whether you are looking to try something new; relax and take in the surrounding scenery; have fun with the family; or celebrate a special occasion… Perriswood is the place to be!

Archery sessions are available all day everyday, on our outside range with the fabulous view, or inside if the weather is too bad, and are suitable for the whole family (from 6 years old) and for all abilities. Visit our Archery page for more information. With 38 birds of prey at the centre we offer displays and experience days where you will have the opportunity to meet and hold the birds. See our Falconry page for prices and how to book.

Oystermouth Castle 


There are 600 castles in Wales, but there aren't many which come with a better view than this one! 


Over recent years the castle has undergone conservation work to ensure the castle structure is safe and sustainable for the foreseeable future. Now the public can explore parts of the castle that have been hidden away for centuries and learn about the castle’s exciting history.


Features include ancient graffiti art from the 14th century, plus people can come and explore the medieval maze of deep vaults and secret staircases and enjoy the magnificent views over Swansea Bay from the 30 foot high glass bridge. 


Events and exhibitions are held throughout the year, so come along and make a visit to one of Wales’ finest castles.


Opening Times

* We are now closed for the winter and look forward to welcoming you back in the spring *


2018 Opening Times: 

Sunday 1 April - Sunday 30 September 2018

11am - 5pm



£3.50 standard, £2.50 concessions and £2 PTL

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £9.50

Children under 5 go free

Season pass available - please enquire at the castle

Swansea Bay Rider Land Train


The Swansea Bay Rider is a 72 seater land train, which runs along Swansea promenade, from Blackpill Lido, Blackpill, to Southend Gardens, Mumbles, and gives passengers a spectacular view of the beautiful Swansea Bay.

The Swansea Bay Rider is now closed and will reopen in spring 2019.

Blackpill         10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Mumbles        11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

*Weather dependent

Hopper Prices

Standard £5

Concession £4

PTL £3

Family £12

You can buy your ticket on the train


The Swansea Bay Rider is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Dogs are allowed on the train if on a lead and under control.

Please note: The Swansea Bay Rider is weather dependent and will not run if conditions are poor.


The LC Swansea home to  Wales’ biggest indoor Waterpark, Swansea's most state-of-the-art gym and now TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice award winner. The LC also features a legendary indoor surf machine, the Boardrider, a four storey interactive play area, a 30ft indoor climbing wall and a multi-purpose sports and exhibition hall - you can have an epic adventure all under one roof.

The two-storey gym boasts over 180 Technogym stations along with breath-taking views over the City of Swansea. Great value membership includes over 130 fitness classes and a new Synrgy 360 programme plus many added benefits.The Spa@LC offers a tranquil setting to recharge those batteries after a hard day in work.

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