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Swansea University

Located on the doorstep of the stunning Gower coastline, Swansea University was founded in 1920 and prides itself on striking the right balance between excellent teaching and research, and providing its students with an excellent quality of life.

Set in mature parkland and botanical gardens overlooking Swansea Bay, the university’s multicultural Singleton campus is made up of almost 16,000 students and more than 2,500 staff. The third-biggest university in Wales in terms of student numbers, a new 65-acre campus is being developed on the eastern approach into Swansea. The ambitious Bay Campus programme will eventually see the university double in size.

Students who choose to study at Swansea become part of an ambitious, research-led institution and get to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Many graduates choose to stay in the area long after their studies have finished.

The university itself is made up of seven academic colleges covering arts and humanities, engineering, human and health sciences, law, science, medicine and management.

Swansea also has an enviable reputation for producing successful sportsmen and women and is home to its very own International Sports Village. Located a five-minute walk away from the main Singleton campus, it offers an all-encompassing range of top quality indoor and outdoor facilities.

Located on the foreshore in front of Singleton Park, the university is also home to a £1.4 million beach and watersports centre. Offering activities such as kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and beach volleyball, it is open to students, residents and tourists.


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White House Hotel

White House Hotel

4 Nyanza Terrace, Swansea
4.4
of 5, from 192 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Uplands, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea University. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

The Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea
3.9
of 5, from 413 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Swansea, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Castle, Swansea Market and LC Swansea. National Waterfront Museum is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

Village Hotel Swansea

Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea
4.1
of 5, from 651 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

£50
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Mercure Swansea Hotel

Phoenix Way, Swansea
3.8
of 5, from 257 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Liberty Stadium and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from St. Joseph's Cathedral. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

ibis Swansea

ibis Swansea

A483 Fabian Way, Swansea
3.8
of 5, from 478 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dylan Thomas Centre and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Swansea Beach. Plantasia and BT Tower are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£73
Swansea Marriott Hotel

Swansea Marriott Hotel

Maritime Quarter, Swansea
4.0
of 5, from 492 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quadrant Shopping Centre and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach and Swansea University are also within 2 miles (3 km).

The Grand Hotel Swansea

The Grand Hotel Swansea

Ivey Place High Street, Swansea
3.8
of 5, from 182 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Swansea Castle and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach and Swansea University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Alexander Hotel

Alexander Hotel

3 Sketty Road, Swansea
4.4
of 5, from 183 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Uplands, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea University. Swansea Beach and Dylan Thomas Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).