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Swansea has many hidden treasures in terms of tourist attractions, you just have to dig deep to find them! Well, here at The Dragon Hotel, we’ve done all the digging for you. Take a look to discover some little-known tourist attractions in the city. If you are coming to South Wales for the football, rugby or any other reason, this list will give you a great idea of why Swansea is the place to stay!



If you love going for a walk, be it short or long, look no further than Penllergare Valley Woods. What’s so special about this landscape? Well, for starters it’s picture perfect. Think lakes and waterfalls, open grassland, exotic trees and shrubs… yes, we’re still in Swansea! If you appreciate nature, you’ll go weak at the knees for this beautiful woodland.
This stunning area is a place that you’ll most definitely want to revisit time and time again. Why not make a day of it and pack a picnic? Or visit the café and tuck into fresh sandwiches and delicious homemade cake.


Who would have thought that there would be a museum for buses?! Well, there is, and you can find it at the SA1 Business Park. Head along to this unusual museum and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a step into transport history.
Now we don’t want to give too much away; there’s nothing like an element of surprise! However, expect to see a collection of former public Welsh buses that have been restored and preserved.
Visit Swansea Bus Museum and learn how society’s changing needs have shaped bus travel in the 20th Century.



This climbing centre offers a fun day out for all ages. If you’re an adrenaline junkie then you’ll feel at home at Dynamic Rock Adventures. Haven’t been climbing before? Don’t fret, you’ll be met by friendly staff and experienced instructors, who will no doubt make you feel at ease, plus there are climbing routes to suit all abilities.
The beauty of this place? Well, the fact that it’s indoors means that you can climb come rain or shine, and let’s face it, the weather in the UK is very unpredictable, even in the summer!
Indoor climbing at Dynamic Rock Adventures will provide an exciting experience when visiting Swansea, so if you’re looking for an activity that’s challenging and thrilling, you know where to go.

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Tucked away a couple of minutes from the busy M4 is 1940s Swansea Bay. The World War II experience is well worth a visit with its many exhibits, as well as the chance to try on gas masks to truly give you an authentic feel of what it was like to be a British civilian during the war. Make the most of an educational day out spent getting lost in the 1940s.
This gem of a museum tells the story of Swansea during the war, so if you’re interested in the history of the country, be sure to visit this nostalgic attraction.


Tempted Yet?

So, now you know some of the little-known attractions to visit whilst you’re in Swansea, but do you know where to stay? Look no further than us here at The Dragon Hotel! We are in a perfect position, within a few miles from the natural wonders of The Gower, a handful of amazing castles, but also in touching distance of the hustle, bustle and sport of Cardiff. Take the direct train, and be at The Millennium Stadium within an hour, then after the game head back and avoid the crowds!


Head to our reservation form to book a hotel in Swansea today!

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