The Maritime city of Swansea is unique in the U.K. with
marinas and the international award winning Maritime Quarter - a complex of yachting
marinas, museums, theatre, art galleries, hotel, restaurants, ice cream parlours, bars,
statues, interstellar observatory and sculptures - which command a spectacular view
of Swansea's crescent shaped bay. The Maritime Quarter represents Swansea's
living history - shipbuilding was established in this bay in the 13th Century, and the
splendid yachting marinas and maritime facilities are a throwback to the city's lavish
Victorian era at the centre of the world's copper trade.