The LC Leisure Centre
Oystermouth Road, Swansea - Distance from Morgans Approx: 0.1 Miles
The LC is an exciting visitor destination which was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, LC2 is a unique facility which has transformed the former leisure centre site into a vibrant, modern facility with the latest technology and cutting-edge attractions.
The National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Road ~ SA1 3RD - Distance from Morgans Approx: 0.1 Miles
The National Waterfront Museum lies at the heart of the city's Maritime Quarter. The Marina is surounded by restaurants and shops and bordered on one side by it's own sandy beach. The museum is housed in a magnificent building that elegantly combines old and new architecture. At the National Waterfront Museum you can be plunged into poverty, wallow in wealth, dabble with danger or even risk your health! The museum recreates the influence Wales had during the Industrial Revolution and how it affects how we live today.
Blackpill, Swansea ~ SA3 5BD - Distance from Morgans Approx: 4.2 Miles
The Gardens at Clyne were established by Admiral Algernon Walker-Heneage-Vivian who owned Clyne from 1921 until his death in 1952. He sponsored plant collecting expeditions overseas, and many of Clyne’s rhododendrons still bear their original collector's numbers.
The Admiral's influence can also be seen in the landscaping, which includes a Japanese Bridge, the Admiral’s Tower and the Gazebo. Another interesting feature at Clyne is an extensive bog garden, home to giant Elephant Rhubarb and American skunk cabbage. The bluebell wood and the wild flower meadow, not to mention the National Collections of Pieris, Enkianthus and Rhododendrons ensure that the gardens are spectacular all year round.
Park Tawe, Swansea - Distance from Morgans Approx: 0.6 Miles
Plantasia is a massive glass Tropical hothouse pyramid located in Parc Tawe, right in the centre of Swansea. There are over 5,000 unusual exotic plants including rare and endangered specimens. The tropical theme is enhanced by free-flying butterflies in the Butterfly House and a cologny of endangered Tarmarind monkeys.There is also a large collection of reptiles, fish, insects and a Burmese python.
Gower, Swansea - Distance from Morgans Approx: 13.5 Miles
The Gower Peninsula is both beautiful and unspoilt, with many historic features including castles, medieval churches, iron-age fortifications, and prehistoric standing stones. Chosen for its classic coastline and outstanding natural environment, it is no wonder that Gower was designated the first Area of Natural Beauty, (AONB) in 1956.
The Gower peninsula is known and loved by many the world over. Stunningly beautiful and only 16 miles by 7 miles.
Spend even a few hours on Gower, and you’ll quickly understand why it was designated as the UK’s first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956 and why travel writers, celebrities and devoted visitors, cannot praise it highly enough. Gower is probably most famous for its jaw dropping bays, beaches and coastline. It’s certainly these that get the most column inches in the media (for all the right reasons!) and ‘Three Cliffs Bay’ is reputedly one of the most photographed views in Europe!
With over 50 named beaches, bays and coves, the choices are as naturally beautiful as they are diverse. Golden, sandy beaches such as Rhossili, Llangennith, Oxwich and Whiteford mean you can walk to your heart’s content or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views.
Natural beauty aside, there’s usually something else to watch too - Llangennith is recognised as one of the UK’s premier surf beaches due to the consistency of its surf – perhaps helped by the area having one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. These long, open beaches are also much loved by kite surfers, the somewhat less energetic kite fliers, and in the case of Three Cliffs, rock climbers – all fascinating spectator sports!
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