Welcome to Swansea (Abertawe)

The city's Welsh name, Abertawe, describes its location at the mouth of the Tawe, where the river empties into the bay. The Vikings named the area Sveins Ey (Swein's Island), probably referring to the sandbank in the river mouth.

Swansea makes up for some visual shortcomings with a deeper charm. A hefty student population takes to the city's bars with enthusiasm, and pockets of hipness have emerged in inner suburbs such as Sketty and Uplands (which is, conveniently, where all the best B&Bs are located).

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$13.27 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bar & Club queue jump entry Party Pass

Start your evening by visiting the bars on your Party Pass, again, if there is a queue, you can just walk straight to the doorstaff and give them your name to get straight in (R.O.A.R). Then, you can head to the nightclubs for your free entry and queue jump, to party until the small hours :) These Passes are perfect if you don't know the town/city you are staying in, as you don't need local knowledge. Also, if a venue is busy, but not to your particular taste, you can leave and head on to the next one on the list without wasting time or money.Once you have booked, we will send you a confirmation email with the list of venues, recommended entry times and maplinks that you can open in Googlemaps on your phone if you get lost. This Pass includes entry for 6 to 8 venues (the full list and venue details will be on the confirmation we send you). We don't list the venues here because the venues may vary depending on which have the best offers & the best night on.

$683.36 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Roch Castle - Two Night Luxury Break for Two

Indulge in two nights bed and breakfast at the luxurious 12th century Roch Castle for two. Enjoy a fine dining experience with dinner on the first night at award-winning two Rosette Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin Hotel (complimentary transfer included), with a box of Wickedly Welsh Chocolates and a bottle of Berry Bros. & Rudd Prosecco on arrival. Also included is a three-day Cadw Explorer pass which offers free entry to numerous historic attractions in Wales.This voucher can be used Sunday to Thursday only, and is a king room with shower at Roch Castle. Excludes special dates. You dinner time must be reserved at the time of booking. Subject to availability. Voucher to be redeemed before 31st March 2019.

$7.96 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Cardigan Castle Admission Ticket

Enjoy the splendour of our Georgian mansion, where you can unlock the story of the Castle, the people who lived here, and find out how it became the birthplace of Wales’ biggest cultural festival, the Eisteddfod. The layers of history within the castle site mean there’s a massive amount  for you to see.Explore the medieval walls and seek out the castle remains; Visit the beautiful Georgian Mansion and find out about the people that lived in the castle throughout its history; Wander through the stunning Grade II listed gardens full of rare plant species.Our amazing tour guides will share the history of this 900-year-old castle, bring this amazing site to life.“Our guide was absolutely first class. He obviously lives and breathes the castle. The amount of knowledge and his clear voice held everyone spellbound”With lots going on at Cardigan Castle, you’ll never be bored for something to do.Take a look at our ‘bat-cam’ and get a close look at the castle’s rarest guests, discover our hidden history, or explore the rare heritage plants in our walled Georgian garden.  You can even get stuck in to a bit of gardening yourselfThe castle plays host to a whole range of performances including a range of music, whether classical or the latest bands; enthralling plays; and amazing dance performances