Swansea Market, Swansea

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  • Worth dropping in for the fresh cockles and welsh cakes. (Both fantastic) The market has traditional offering welsh fare along with haberdashery and electrical goods. It is a glass domed building 1950...  more »
  • excellent choice of food, goods and fresh fruit, veg and meat. delicious cheese and fresh fish counters - yuymmy Swansea bread and home made ckaes - well situated for access to bus station and car par...  more »
  • Cards, wool traders and food. .. There is a little everything and anything in this market. A stand in the Middle sell shellfish: shells, mussels defrosted, surimi lobster tail shaped and laverbread (spread of algae. I love the seaweed, but I didn't like in this form). A stand selling sandwiches at base of yorkshire pudding (coming out of plastic packaging) £4.5. It's only feeder. The welsh cakes are good. The same products are sold in several booths.
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  • Beautiful and interesting market under cover of huge glass domed roof, they cater to all covering a very wide range of services from personal tailor adjustable clothing stall, health products, all fresh locally grown food, lots of places to eat, one or two make fantastic meals, very good prices. A definite place of interest, try our local cockles and muscles with lava bread Welsh speciality. I must also add this is the largest indoor market in the UK.
  • Good for fruits and vegetables, proper fishmongers and decent butchers you can find typical Welsh food as cockles, lava bread, Welsh cakes... Also lots of old craftsmen (leather repair, stitching...) and wholesalers. A few cafes. Ideally located in the heart of Swansea. If you need groceries for a quality meal go there with no hesitation.
  • Brilliant indoor market with several entrances. It so great to see small businesses doing well. The bakeries, butches and greengrocers are especially worth a visit. Best Welsh cakes in Wales!
  • Classic indoor market with everything from butchers to electrics to pre-prepared food - especially Swansea's famous cockles and lava bread (a must with some pepper and vinegar). Gold for money, clothes, mobile phone repair - basically you can find most things in the market, although, it's not quite as busy as it was back in the '80s and '90s. There's a BBC Wales documentary on it if you want to see "behind the scenes", which, is no doubt on the Web. Stores are generally cheap but not all are. Nice for a walk around.
  • A good place to buy fresh produce from local business owners. Stall holders always happy to answer questions and provide advice when asked about the products they sell.

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Accommodation in Swansea comes in a variety of styles. You can choose from luxury and budget hotels, affordable hostels, traditional inns, and cozy B&Bs. Not as formal or as expensive as most hotels, many of Swansea's B&Bs are run by local families of Welsh speakers, who have a vast knowledge of South Wales and are more than willing to share it with their guests. Even less expensive and just as interesting, several of Swansea's organic dairy and sheep farms comfortable lodgings to guests.
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