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Preparing your trip to Swansea: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Saturday in Swansea 1. Swansea is the wettest city in the country; it is raining here almost every day. Vacationers are sure to take an umbrella and warm clothes, as cool winds from Atlantic also come with rain.
2. The city is quite calm; the crime rate in comparison with other cities in Wales is relatively low. Central streets of Swansea are equipped with modern cameras and patrolled by police squads, so you could walk there without fear even in the evening.
3. Travelers, who travel the city by their own car or plan to rent it, have to be extremely cautious. The fact is that frequent thefts of items from the car remain one of the main problems of the city.
4. The main form of public transport is a bus. You can clarify existing routes and the bus schedule on the Quadrant station. Tickets can be purchased in special kiosks at bus stops or directly from the driver; in the latter case, the cost may be slightly higher.
5. Holidaymakers are still recommended to exchange currency before the trip; in this case conditions would be most favorable. European currency and U.S. dollars can be exchanged for pounds literally at any bank or exchange office, but you will have to pay quite a large fee for the service. Copyright
6. Prices in local restaurants and cafes may seem quite high to budget travelers. Those who expect to save on food have to pay attention to numerous street cafes and gastropubs, where prices are more attractive than in restaurants.
7. Local residents treat foreign visitors in quite welcoming and friendly way. You can always ask them for help; police is also ready to show the way to a sought street or a point of interest.
Swansea got the status of the city in 1969. Prior to this it was a major industrial and port area. The city’s suburbs are rich in deposits of coal, copper and arsenic, zinc and tin. … Open
8. Mains voltage is 240 V; standard three-pin sockets dominate in hotels. For some electrical stuff special adapters and connectors will be required. Test them for compatibility before the trip.
9. Fans of cultural tourism should visit Swansea in autumn, as the city hosts the Festival of Music and Art. A hotel room for the holiday has to be booked in advance, as a lot of tourists come to visit the festival.
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What to visit being in Swansea - unique sights

Swansea Biopharm Leech Farm

From the series “Top 10 Extraordinary Farms”
For the first time medical leeches began to be used for medicinal purposes in the 17th century. Since then, this method has not only lost its relevance, but has also been confirmed in several scientific studies. Although there are more than 400 species of leeches in the world, only one of them is used in medicine. Each leech is used for the procedure only once and is then killed. Tourists visiting the unique biofarm in Swansea will learn a lot more unique facts about these insects and hirudotherapy in general. … Read further

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

From the series “Famous Spots of Gold Mines Reminding the Gold-Rush Times”
The development of the mines had to be stopped because of the risk of destruction of unique archaeological sites. Today, the unique deposit is one of the most important state sights and is accessible to tourists. For travelers, regularly tours are held around the ancient mines, during which they can see the most incredible archaeological sites. During the research of ancient mines it was possible to find out that in the days of Ancient Rome, rather complicated and advanced methods of extraction and processing of precious metal were used. Visitors are told about these peculiarities. … Read further

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