Shopping in Swansea, The Gower & Carmarthenshire

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Swansea (Abertawe)

    Swansea Market

    There's been a covered market in Swansea since 1652 and at this site since 1830. Rebuilt in 1961 after being bombed in WWII, the current version is a buzzing place to sample local specialities, like cockles, laver bread and Welsh cakes hot from the griddle. It's not local, but it's hard to go past stall 58d, Thai Taste (mains £4 to £5).

  • Shopping in Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

    Carmarthen Ham

    Traditional salt-cured, air-dried ham – a local speciality.

  • Shopping in Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

    Carmarthen Market

    There's been a market here since Roman times and in 1180 it was given a royal charter. Now housed in an edgy modern building, the market sells a bit of everything, from produce to antiques. On Wednesdays and Saturdays it spills out onto the street, and there's a farmers market on the first Friday of the month.

  • Shopping in Swansea (Abertawe)

    Mission Gallery

    Set in a beautifully converted 19th-century seamen's chapel, this modestly sized gallery stages some of Swansea's most striking exhibitions of contemporary art. It also sells glassware, ceramics, jewellery, and art books and magazines.

  • Shopping in Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

    Dinefwr Craft Centre

    The town's Victorian market hall now has a cafe and a couple of shops selling local products of varying descriptions, including lovespoons, Welsh wine and craft beer.

  • Shopping in Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

    Fountain Fine Art

    This fountain overflows with excellent local art, including many recognisable landmarks and landscapes – making for excellent, if rather pricey, holiday mementoes.

  • Shopping in Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

    King Street Gallery

    Sells interesting works by a cooperative of local painters, sculptors, ceramicists and printmakers.