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Swansea is a coastal city and county in Wales. Swansea is in the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower peninsula and the Lliw uplands. Swansea is the second most populous city in Wales after Cardiff and the third most populous county in Wales after Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf. During its 19th century industrial heyday, Swansea was one of the key centres of the world copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'.

Performing arts
The Grand Theatre in the centre of the city is a Victorian theatre which celebrated its centenary in 1997 and which has a capacity of a little over a thousand people. It was opened by the celebrated opera singer Adelina Patti and was refurbished from 19831987. The annual programme ranges from pantomime and drama to opera and ballet. A new wing of the Grand, the Arts Wing, has a studio suitable for smaller shows, with a capacity of about 200. Fluellen Theatre Company is a professional theatre company based in Swansea performing regularly at the Grand Theatre. The company also presents Lunchtime Theatre on the last Saturday of every month. 

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The Taliesin building on the university campus has a theatre, opened in 1984. Other theatres include the Dylan Thomas Theatre (formerly the Little Theatre) near the marina, and one in Penyrheol Leisure Centre near Gorseinon. In the summer, outdoor Shakespeare performances are a regular feature at Oystermouth Castle, and Singleton Park is the venue for a number of parties and concerts, from dance music to outdoor Proms. Outside the city, Pontardawe hosts an annual folk festival. Another folk festival is held on Gower. Standing near Victoria Park on the coast road is the Patti Pavilion; this was the Winter Garden from Adelina Patti's Craig-y-Nos estate in the upper Swansea valley, which she donated to the town in 1918. It is used as a venue for music shows and fairs. The Brangwyn Hall is a multi-use venue with events such as the graduation ceremonies for Swansea University. Every autumn, Swansea hosts a Festival of Music and the Arts, when international orchestras and soloists visit the Brangwyn Hall. The Brangwyn Hall is praised for its acoustics for recitals, orchestral pieces and chamber music alike.
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Festivals
Swansea hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1863, 1891, 1907, 1926, 1964, 1982 and 2006. The 2006 event occupied the site of the former Felindre tinplate works to the north of the city and featured a strikingly pink main tent. The international BeyondTv film festival has been hosted in Swansea since 2000 by Swansea based media charity Undercurrents.

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Dragon Hotel Swansea
The Dragon Hotel is a modern residence positioned at the midway point on a one kilometre stretch of road running directly to the city's business park on the one end, and to the marina and its vast strip of sandy shoreline on the other. Traditional decor and white linens characterise the guestrooms which all featuring cable television and video-game consoles. Room service operates around the clock. The hotel has an 18-metre indoor heated swimming pool extending to a gymnasium, male and female saunas and a beauty lounge offering contemporary treatments. Lunches and dinners can be taken in the formal, non-smoking dining room supplying a blend of traditional English and modern European cuisines, while pre and after dinner drinks are available in the lobby's traditional-style bar. Numerous shops, bars and restaurants can be found within one mile, as can the city's Grand Theatre, cinema complex and castle in ruins. Buses operate from the city centre to the Gower Peninsula's host of beaches and cliffs (located at five miles).
Marriott Swansea
The Swansea Marriott Hotel is a modern, four-floor, red- brick property overlooking the marina in Swansea's newly developed Maritime Quarter, 1.5 miles from the town centre and 12 kilometres from the beautiful beaches of the Gower Peninsula.  The hotel's Abernethy is a colourful restaurant with large windows offering marina views, and serving international and traditional Welsh cuisine. Guests can swim in the indoor pool with marina views, work out on the fitness equipment, and relax in the sauna and spa tub. Families with children can use the babysitting service. The surrounding Maritime Quarter boasts numerous bars, restaurants, cafés, and tourist attractions, including the Maritime and Industrial Museum and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, are within 800 metres of the hotel. Dan-Yr-Ogof Caves, which include the largest cave open to the public in Britain, are 30 kilometres from the hotel, and the Brecon Beacons National Park is 46 kilometres distance.
Ramada Swansea
The Ramada Swansea is a modern hotel set in landscaped grounds adjacent to the Fendrod Lake on Swansea Vale, four miles from Swansea Marina. Guests can browse the complimentary newspapers in the hotel lobby, dine on international dishes in the restaurant, and relax with a drink in the bar. The hotel houses an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness room and a sauna. Any guests with business needs can make use of the hotel's nine meeting rooms and a range of secretarial services. Practical amenities include complimentary parking, laundry facilities and 24-hour room service. Those wishing to explore the area will find Morfa Stadium, Swansea Marina, the Multiplex Cinema and the Maritime Museum of Wales all within five miles of the hotel, Dan Yr Ogof Caves and Port Talbot ten miles away, Gower Beaches 12 miles away, the National Botanical Gardens 15 miles away and Cardiff 45 miles away
Village Swansea
Swansea has it all - fantastic beaches, culture, nightlife, history and lots of very friendly people. Restaurants and bars, to suit every taste, line charming streets and the seaside location is a Welsh favourite. Eat out at VILLAGE - a buzzing restaurant that generously mixes fully flavoured service with excellent food. And a lively pub dishes out drinks with a smile alongside mouth-watering kitchen classics. Crash out - choose from standard, twin or double rooms. VILLAGE health & fitness - our state-of-the-art health and fitness club has top notch gym equipment, a full-length swimming pool and loads of studio room - it's all here.
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