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Swansea or Mumbles?

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Swansea or Mumbles?

Hi there - so we've narrowed it down to Mumbles or Swansea bay. We like good restuarants and nice bars and a few shops. We will be staying for 6 nights. Help!

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1. Re: Swansea or Mumbles?

I live in Swansea and my answer to your question would be that it doesn't really matter whether you stay in Swansea or in Mumbles because they are so close together that you can spend time in both. There's a great bus service between the two, or it's 10 minutes drive from one to the other.

Lots of lovely bars and restaurants in Swansea and the same for Mumbles.

If you stay at the Marriott on the Marina in Swansea you can see Mumbles from there, so the best of everything.

Personally, I'd stay in Swansea and go out to Mumbles for a walk and a look round, maybe some lunch, but there are more shops in Swansea and a better choice of bars.

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3. Re: Swansea or Mumbles?

It depends very much on what sort of a place you want to stay in. Both Swansea and Mumbles are interesting places in themselves but Swansea is a bustling city whilst Mumbles is more of a seaside town, busy but with a different atmosphere as it;s aplace many people go to on a Sunday to relax!

I would probably stay in Swansea and visit Mumbles, as has been suggested. There are lots of things to do in Swanse aif the weather isn;t too good, there are 2 museums, a big leisure centre (the LC2), several art galleries and the Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Guided Walks are also running guided wlaks aroudn the city this year, they are a good way to get your bearings and get an insight into the local history and local people too.

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if I can just throw my two penny worth in, agree with the above, great choice for a stay, and would think that staying in Swansea with all its attractions both day and night, and using the public transport for your visits to the mumbles and gower would be the ideal way to do it


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5. Re: Swansea or Mumbles?

As an Ex-pat I like to return to my home town now & then. My last visit took place 14 June of this year for a week in Reynoldston: see my entry. The time before was some 30yrs ago, what a change, I hardly recognise the place. I cannot say I liked it but I reckon it must be an improvement from my last visit. (I do not like big cities, the crowds & the traffic with all it's attendant problems). To be fair though you could not choose a better destination. There is the best of both worlds. The city & all it has to offer, then just down the road the countryside & coast with it's own offerings, & there are plenty as well.. I think your choice should be based on your requirements, Cost, Comfort, Amenities, I doubt you will go wrong

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