Stop in Swansea During Ironman Wales this September


The Ironman Wales competition is just a few short weeks away and if you haven’t already booked accommodation to attend the event, you may want to consider staying in Swansea. Why? Well, there are a number of benefits. Let’s go through them together.

Stay in Swansea this September

A Short Commute – Stay in the Dragon Hotel this September and you’ll be just an hour’s drive or a 1.5 hour train journey from the Ironman Wales start point. And it couldn’t be easier to get to Pembrokeshire from Swansea; simply follow the A48 westbound.

Affordable Accommodation – If you haven’t already booked a room to stay for the weekend then it is likely that the majority of accommodation in Tenby will have been booked up for that weekend. And if it hasn’t, it’s probably because it’s very expensive.

We have 106 ensuite rooms available here at the Dragon Hotel and along with our special offers they’re very affordable. Why not check availability and book online using our form?

A Range of Restaurants and Bars – Swansea is the second largest city in Wales and therefore, there is a vast range of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. Way more than in the seaside towns of Pembrokeshire.

Thousands of Things to do – You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Swansea, so why not make it a weekend away so you can maximise your time and explore?



Spend one day cheering on contestants at Ironman Wales, then another strolling along one of the many golden sandy beaches or the main shopping streets in Swansea’s city centre.

Read more: A Trip to Swansea: A 1, 2 and 3 Day Itinerary

So, is it worth visiting Swansea when you attend Ironman Wales? Definitely!

Everything You Need-to-Know About Ironman Wales

Okay, so if you’re planning a trip to Pembrokeshire to compete in or support those taking part in Ironman Wales, then you probably know a thing or two about the event. But here’s a quick synopsis of the key things you should know about this long-distance triathlon, just in case.

ironman3Any tourist guide to Swansea or West Wales will tell you how this part of the country has some stunning scenery with beautiful beaches. And it’s this rugged coastline that makes it the ideal host for an Ironman competition.

This year’s Ironman Wales will be held in Tenby, Pembrokeshire on September 13th 2015, and it is known as having one of the most challenging cycle courses in the Ironman calendar.

Watch swimmers dive in head first at Tenby’s picturesque North Beach while you stand by the colourful houses which line the coastal path here. Cheer the athletes on as they cycle through the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and then run back through the meandering streets of the traditional Welsh seaside town.

What do competitors win? Well, the top 50 athletes will qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 2016. Who wouldn’t want to compete there?!


Interested in visiting Swansea when attending Ironman Wales 2015? Take a look at our modern rooms and award-winning restaurant, then give us a call.

Read more:
Why Swansea Makes for a Brilliant UK Short Break on a Budget
Little-Known Tourist Attractions in Swansea



(images: Huw Fairclough via Ironman Facebook page and Theodore Scott under CC BY 2.0)

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