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Swansea is a coastal city and located in the county of Wales. The Welsh people call Swansea Abertawe which in welsh means “Mouth of Tawe”. Swansea is also located within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan and sited on a half moon bay on the coast of South West Wales.
The first initial developments of Swansea are from the Viking era where a trading post was setup also this post was used as a base invading the West Country. The Viking used to call Swansea Sveinsey which means Sveinn’s Island. It is strange that an island is referenced but it belived this comes from large bank at the mouth of river Tawe.
Swansea traders first traded in wine, Hides, wool, cloth and later coal. Swansea also became very large in the smelting of copper which came about because of the port and the availability of local coal for the furnaces. Large scale smelting works were in place by 1720. Of course this industry led to boom in the amount of coal mines around the area as well. Other material that was processed from this industrial boom was Arsenic, Zinc and Tin. The Tin was used to create Tin Plate and used in pottery making. This industrial era also had a large impact on the population which amazingly had grown by 500 percent with the 1841 consensus. With this came about the name “Copperopolis” which was used across the country.
With the turn of the 20th Century there was decline in the large industries which scattered the countryside around Swansea with abandoned works and very large mounds of waste products. Most of the large scale docks closed apart from the docks outside of the City remained working. The two most known are the North Dock which has become leisure and shopping area and the South Dock which is now known as the Marina. Most of the original medieval developments of Swansea were destroyed within the 3 night Blitz during the World War II. This was due to Swansea still present key industrial areas.
Swansea became a City in 1969 when Prince Charles became Prince of Wales. This was announces on his tour of Wales. Swansea is twinned with Mannheimm in Germany, Sinop in Turkey, Pau in France, Cork in Ireland and Bydgoszcz in Poland.
Swansea has lovely presence of old and new and has attractions in the form or Castles, botanical gardens, museums etc. Swansea also offers great outdoor pursuit activities in the form of walking, horse riding, mountain biking etc. It also has a great sandy coastline for all to explore.
All forms of accommodation are on offer should be able to be tailored to suit the type of activity that you want to do.
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