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Beaches and Mountains

around Swansea, Wales

walk from Casswell beach to Langland beach - 20 min walk
20 min away from property





Casswell Beach

 



Langland Beach

The famous Rhossilli Beach

40 min away from property

You can walk along the beach and then go up the mountain to get amazing landscape and view!

 

 

 



Beautiful mountain lake - Llyn y Fan Fach (amazing)

About a 45 min walk uphill, passing beautiful magical waterfalls!
1.5 hours from property

 
   

Beautiful but more walking up the hill, stunning views

Pen y Fan
40 min from my property

 
   
   
   
 










Train from London Paddington to Swansea

timetable: www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Trains also available from Swansea to Cardiff and Newport.

www.railesasy.co.uk (up to 80% off if you book via the internet)

How to get about in Wales if you don't have a car!

There is a bus from Frankfurt (Germany) to Brussels and then with the Eurostar to London. Better to book earlier, is cheaper then. In summer there are special trains “London Special” offer.

From Paddington station in London are hourly trains to Swansea. In my house is the timetable.

From the house, you can catch the bus from the main Road (takes about 5 minutes to reach the Bus stop).  Bus number 36 takes you to the Swansea Bus station. From the bus station you can go to all sorts of places.

It’s easy to visit the Gower by bus. With bus Number 118 and on a Sunday X18 you can reach places to take walks from. We took the 118 Bus to Rhosilli Beach and you can walk to Port Eynon from there which is very worthwhile my friend said and took about 3 ½ hours walking time.

There is also a bus connection to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (from Swansea bus station), etc.

Car Rental
Europcar www.europcar.co.uk, 01792 650 526
Enterprise Rent-A-Car www.enterprise.co.uk, 01792 480484
Avis Car Hire Swansea www.avis.co.uk 0844 544 6104
Herz Car Hire Swansea, www.hertz.co.uk 01792 587 393

In Walking distance - 10 min from property
Clase Supermarket (Solva Road)
Chinese take-away DRAGON PALACE, Rheidol Avenue, Clase, 772680
Post office and cash machine in Rheidol Avenue

RESTAURANTS IN SWANSEA
Opium Den, Cantonese Restaurant, 20 Castle Street, Swansea, 01792 456160 (very nice)
Pattiraj - Divine Indian Dining, Gorse Lane, Swansea SA1 4PQ, 01792 475 444 (booking recommended)

SPORT
North Gower Cycle Route   www.visitswanseabay.com
Tourist info Centre in London for visitors to Wales 08701211251
Swansea Tourist Information Centre  01792 468321
Mumbles Tourist Information Centre 01792 363392 www.mublestic.co.uk
Useful Contacts (also Bike hire) 0800 243731
For local CTC events call 01795 207800
Travelline Wales (for bus info) 0871 200 2233 for local Routes
Rail info 08457 484950

SWIMMING POOLS
Very big one (leisure complex) in Swansea called LC2:  www.thelcswansea.com
Tel. 01792 466500
Aquadome at the AFAN LIDO, Aberavon Seafront, Port Talbot: 01639 871444

CLIMBING IN TREES and CLIMING WALLS
Go Ape  www.goape.co.uk 0845 632 2037
In Margan Country Park, Port Talbot SA13 2 TJ OR
Pembrey Country Park,  Pembrey, Carmarthenshire SA16 OEJ
www.adventureswales.co.uk, 01656 782300 (rock climbing, abseiling)

SURFING and OTHER WATERSPORT
www.surfingexperience.com, Rest Bay Porthcawl, 01656 772415
www.ocean-quest.co.uk:  (Scuba Diving, Windsurfing and Kite Surfing, Kayaking and Yachting, Jet skiing, Wake boarding, holidays and travel)
0871200 2233
www.adventureswales.co.uk  01656 782300

KAYAKING adventures
in the magnificent Teifi gorge www.heritagecanoes.co.uk, 01239 613961

SAILING COURSES/POWERBOAT COURES and lots of other water sports:
www.euphoriasailing.com, 01792 234502

BOAT TRIPS -  COAST ADVENTURES
www.gowercoastadventures.co.uk  07866 250440
www.gowerexplorer.co.uk  07810 407 007

QUAD BIKING, CLIMBING
www.adventures.uk.com Quad Biking and climbing an artificial rock face, Gorge Scrambling, Mountain biking, surfing, Kayaking, Mountain Walks, etc.
08457 484950, Adventures Outdoor Activity Centre, Kenfig, Porthcawl, CF33 4PU

PAINTBALLING
in Swansea, www.teamforceuk.com 
0845 257 9381
Paintball and Laser Combat: (a bit further away near Newcastle Emlyn) www.cenarth-paintball.co.uk 01559 371621
www.taskforcepaintball.co.uk  029 20593900,
Penllyn Estate Farm, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7AQ
www.adventureswales.co.uk 01656 782300

GO-KARTING
South Wales Karting Centre, LLandow Circuit, Llandow Trading Estate, Nr Cowbridge, Tel. 01446 795568
Race Hire Indoor Karting, The Hangar, Stormy Down Airfield, Stormy Down, Near Bridgend CF33 4RS, Tel. 01656 773737

CYCLING
Hire, Simon’s Cycles, Old Wool Barn, Verity’s Court, Cowbridge 01446 773273
Cycling Clubs, Vale of Glamorgan, 01446 772325
Cycling Clubs, Bridgend
Welsch Montain Bike Trails, Afan Forest Park, Cynonville, Port Talbot SA13 3HG, 01639 893661 www.afan-valley-bike-hire.com

WILD SPIRIT BUSHCRAFT (how to make a fire and lots of activities like this)
www.wildspiritbushcraft.co.uk, 01656 871 592 Merthy Mawr, Bridgend, CF32 8UU

Sports and Leisure Centres and Golf Coures (see brochure under sports “Get Active”.)

HORSE RIDING
South Wales Equestrian Centre 01656 862959 (more info in “get active” brochure under SPORTS).
Pony Trecking  01792 371 636

ARCHERY & FALCONRY CENTRE
Perriswood Farm, Penmaen, Gower, Swansea SA3 2HN, Tel. 01792 371661
www.perriswoodarchery.co.uk

CINEMAS IN SWANSEA
Vue cinema: www.myvue.com, 08712 240 240
Odeon cinema: www.odeon.co.uk, 0872244007

THEATRE (worth booking before arrival)
VuSwansea Grand Theatre: www.swanseagrand.co.uk, Tel. 01792 475715

GARDENS, COUNTRY and THEME PARKS, HOUSES AND CASTLES
CASTLES/ABBEYS

Castell Coch (round castle very nice, nice to walk around it, too, there is a walk for it, too. Cardiff, Sough Wales CF15 7JS, Tel. 029 208 10101
CARREG CENNEN CASTLE, near Llandeilo, Brecon Beacons SA19 6TS, Tel. 01558822291
Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly Tel. 01554 890104
Weobley Castle, Gower Peninsula, Swansea Tel. 01792 390012
Laughame Castle, near St Clears Tel. 01994 427906
St. David’s Bishop’s Palace, St Davids Tel. 01437 720517
Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley, South-East Wales NP16 6SE, Tel. 01291 689251
White Castle, Near Abergavenny, South-East Wales NP7 8UD, Tel. 01600 780380
Cardiff Castle  www.cardiffcastle.com  029 2087 8100

COUNTRY PARKS/GARDENS
Country Park Margam (with go ape nearby), Port Talbot SA13 2TJ, Tel. 01639 881635 (also have a walk for this location – see folder)
Gnoll Estate Country Park www.npt.gov.uk  Tel. 01639 635808
Parc  a Chastell Dinefwr (with house and gardens), Llandeila, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT, 01558 824512/823902
See also a whole thick brochure on gardens “Glorious Gardens”
Norwood Gardens, LLanllwni, Pencader SA39 9DU, Tel. 01559 395 386
Penpergwn Lodge, Nr Abergavenny, www.penplants.com, Tel. 01873 840208
Ochran Mill, Nr Llanover, Abergavenny, www.ochranmill.co.uk, Tel. 01873 737809

THEME PARKS/ADVENTURE PARK/ZOO/SHOW CAVES
Folly Farm, Bergelly, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire SA68 OXA, Tel. 01834 812731 www.folly-farm.co.uk
Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Gower, Swansea SA3 2EH, Tel. 01792 371206
Theme Park Oakwood Pembrokeshire  www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk, Tel. 01834 861889, 01834 891373
Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro, www.castellhenllys.com Tel. 01239 891319 (also suitable for kids)
Henllan (the friendly Railway) www.teifivalleyrailway.com, 01559 371077
Younger kids:
FarmFFERM  www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk, 01792 578384
Clyne Farm (the ultimate dirty day out!) – Westport Avenue, Mayals, Swansea SA3 5AR, 01792 403333 www.clynefarm.com
The dinosaur Park Tenby, Gumfreston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 8RB, Tel. 01834 845272
Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre www.cantref.com, Brecon, Tel. 01874 665 223
www.greatgoweroutdoors.com

CAVE
Showcaves   www.showcaves,co,yk, Pontardawe, Tel. 01639 730801 (huge plastic dinosaurs are also placed there, recommended!)

CASINO
Swansea , www.gambleaware.co.uk, Wind Street, Swansea SA1 1EE, 0845 450 7779
GFolly Farm, Bergelly, Kilgetty,

GOOD TASTE TRAIL
Penlon Cottage Brewery, www.penlon.biz, 01545 580022 (see leaflet with lots more addresses)

MUSIC FESTIVALS
SINGLETON PARK SWANSEA www.escapefestival.com, 0844 847 2505

MUSEUM
National Waterfront Museum, www.waterfrontmuseum.co.uk
near Marina in Swansea
Swansea (see  leaflet also)

SWANSEA DOGS AND BEACHES GUIDE
ring Environmental Department, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE, Tel. 01792 635600

Please call Sandra at the Alexandria Healing Centre
to ask for details.

Tel.020 8579 7230
info@alexandriahealing.co.uk

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