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Walking the Swansea Waterfront

image depicting The L’Esperance leaving Swansea Harbour, on long voyage to South America around Cape Horn (West Glamorgan Archives, reference D/D SB 2/46)

Follow this heritage trail to discover the history of Swansea's docks and waterfront, and to find out about the current redevelopment of the area.

The trail is about a mile and a half long, and starts and finishes at the Swansea Museum in Victoria Road. For information on the museum, car parks and public transport, follow the links on the right.

There are places to eat and public toilets on the route, and it's all on level ground, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Explore the SA1 Trail online, then walk it on the ground!


image depicting The barque Kappa in the Prince of Wales Dock, early twentieth century.  (West Glamorgan Archives Service, reference D/D SB 2/49)
Here you'll find more information to help you before you walk the SA1 Trail.
 
image depicting Ships in POW dock
Get information about each of the stopping points along the trail and see images of the past and present.
 
image depicting Loading patent fuel for Rio (West Glamorgan Archives Service, 1898, reference D/D ABP 13)
The SA1 trail has been designed with Key Stage 2 pupils in mind and provides an opportunity for outdoor learning and for the development and practice of skills in a number of areas.
 




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