Spanning 50 acres, these magnificent gardens are particularly impressive in spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are at their most...
It wouldn't be Wales without a castle, hence the trendy shops and bars of Newton Rd are guarded by a majestic ruin. Once the stronghold...
At the end of a mile-long strip of pastel-painted houses, pubs and restaurants is a rocky headland abutted by a Victorian pier with a...
The best of the Newton Rd wine bars, Jones buzzes with 40-somethings giving the chandeliers a run for their money in the bling stakes....
Fresh-from-the-bay mains and local organic produce are the cornerstones of this sleek, sea-facing eatery, divided between a lounge area...
The Mumbles information
The Mumbles, strung out along the shoreline at the southern end of Swansea Bay, has been Swansea's seaside retreat since 1807, when the Oystermouth Railway was opened. Built for transporting coal, the horse-drawn carriages were soon converted for paying customers, and the Mumbles train became the first passenger railway service in the world.
The name - which becomes a vowel-free zone in Welsh, Y Mwmbwls - is a legacy of French seamen who nicknamed the twin, rounded rocks at the tip of the headland Les Mamelles - 'the breasts'.
Newly fashionable in recent years, with gourmet restaurants vying for trade along the promenade, the Mumbles got a boost to its reputation when its most famous daughter, Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, built an around £2 million luxury mansion at Limeslade, on the south side of the peninsula.