Dylan Thomas Statue
One of Swansea Bay’s most famous sons is Dylan Thomas, whose statement about the city he was born in speaks volumes about its influence: "This sea-town was my world."
5 Cwmdonkin Drive
His legend lives on at the Dylan Thomas Centre and his childhood home, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive; snap a photo with his statue in the Maritime Quarter, where there’s also a statue of Captain Cat from his classic play, Under Milk Wood.
Swansea Bay’s heritage is tightly bound with seafaring. A scenic walk from Llanmadoc, on the Gower Peninsula, takes in stunning views of Whiteford Lighthouse, Britain’s only cast-iron lighthouse to stand in the sea. Use Swansea Bay’s coast as your own natural playground; enjoy excellent surfing at Caswell Bay and set forth on a stand-up paddle-board from 360 Beach and Watersports.
Scamper Shepherd’s Hut
For a culture fix, find the newly refurbished Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea. Richard Glynn Vivian was the son of a Swansea copper magnate, with a greater interest in travel and art than his father’s business - and thank goodness. Unfortunately, the founder died before the gallery opened - his gift to the city remains a cultural treasure trove, with Picasso and Turner both currently on display. Inspired? Then use this captivating coastline and countryside to make your own art - bring your camera or your easel; alternatively, simply watch the spectacle unfold while enjoying a (Welsh) gin and tonic outside your luxury Scamper Shepherd’s Hut. Positioned right on the coast, this is where to immerse yourself in the landscape in style!
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