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Swansea Marina


Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Swansea city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Swansea's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Swansea is perfectly placed, at the point where the River Tawe meets the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay. As you make your way around its varied landscapes you'll be dazzled by its rich and beguiling cultural heritage – vibrant art galleries, modern and venerable museums, a diverse market, theatres, and numerous tributes to Swansea’s own Dylan Thomas. But Swansea looks forward as well as back, with large areas of developed waterfronts – a nimble river, the sparkling sea, and a lively marina with shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.


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Curious About... Swansea

  • An exploration of Swansea's city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the city's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Swansea in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the city - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. The City - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
Starting at Swansea’s lively station this walk takes you past a fabulous art gallery, a 19th century former library, host to scenes from Doctor Who, and a vast array of modern shops before arriving at Swansea’s ancient Castle. Next circle a leafy church dating back to the 12th century before opening out into the marina quarter, home to a modern museum and a host of places to sit, eat, drink and watch the boats go by!
Swansea Station Swansea Marina   1.5 hoursOK

2. The Waterfront - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From an historic art and crafts gallery you’ll effortlessly pass the fascinating Swansea Museum, a magnificent hotel, and a centre dedicated to the works of Swansea-born Dylan Thomas. Next cross the superb Sail Bridge before taking a leisurely stroll alongside the River Tawe with its myriad boats. Finally, cross back over the river past an impressive lock, to end your walk with stunning views across Swansea Bay!
Swansea Marina Swansea Bay   1 hourOK

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the city and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"Excellent product by the way, really informative and ideal for orientation when visiting a place for the first time."

Latest Revision : November 2022


Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail