Visits, Trips and Events 

We recommend the following visits, trips and events during your stay at Swansea in addition to exploring the beach and Singleton Park (where the university is located).  

Gower Pennisula

Swansea is located beside the world famous Gower Pennisula – which was the UK’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can take a trip to see Rhossili Bay Beach and Worm’s head (so-called because it looks a bit like a dragon) by bus from Swansea bus station. The Adventure Travel bus 118 is the easiest way.

Welsh gift shopping

If you are looking for Welsh gifts, books or clothing then Siop Tŷ Tawe is the place to go. If you are staying a bit longer, then it also often has Welsh music events.

Dylan Thomas Centre 

Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday (from 10am to 4.30pm) 

Admission: Free 

Location: Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR  

Tours: group tours are available: check at  


5 Cwmdonkin Drive – Dylan Thomas’ Birthplace 

Opening times: Wednesday and Sunday (between 10.30 and 3.30, time slot of 1.5h) 

Admission: £8 per person (self-guided tour); £50 per person (Johnny Depp tour)  

Location: 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0RA, Wales  

Tours: Self-guided tours; accompanied tours  


Cwmdonkin Park 

Opening times: Monday to Friday (14:00-18:00) 

Admission: free 

Location: Park Drive, Uplands SA2 0PP