Explore This! Swansea, Wales

Filed in Explore This , The Quirky Lover Posted on October 3, 2011 @ 2:09 pm 2 comments

 Today, we are heading to the south-west coast of the United Kingdom, visiting the city of Swansea, in Wales. I know we had taken a look at some Welsh castles in a previous post, but we get an in depth look at one of the more well known places in Wales.

I have been reading Joe Dunthorne’s Wild Abandon, which piqued my curiousity about the city. Swansea is known as the “City by the Sea”, and with these pictures, you can totally see why.

Looking quite tropical (and completely contrary to my imagining 
of all British areas), this beach looks like a great place to relax.

An artfully composed picture of living by the water.

I even found a lighthouse! 

St. Mary’s Church

Evidence of long ago times. 
(Castles in ruins just break my heart)

It is a curious blend of new and old that has me
 most intrigued by this area.

A map of the area with many hard to pronounce names.
(If anyone out there can at least tell me how the “ll”‘s are 
pronounced, I would greatly appreciate it 😉

Living in this are would surely afford a lovely view year round.

Worm’s Head
The Welsh flag is one of the coolest around.

Do we have any Welsh readers out there? Have I done Swansea justice? And everyone else out there: would you add Swansea to your vacation wish-list? I think it looks just lovely 🙂

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • Marg October 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Who knew that there were beaches like that in Wales!

    I wish I had of gone to Wales when I lived in the UK. Maybe next time I visit.

  • Di October 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    My grandparents had some good friends who were Welsh. I was taught how to say 'Good Health to You' in Welsh and they tried to teach me the name of that town that has about 50 letters in it's name – I know the end is '…gogogoch'. Was going to go to Wales on a trip to England but just didn't have enough time. Would love to get there someday.

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