Photo of Morgans Hotel in Swansea.
Are you looking for accessible accommodation in Swansea? Or do you want to find new places to go that are disabled friendly? We've put together a guide to Swansea using some of the places that come recommended by disabled people.
Swansea, or Abertawe, is a sprawling coastal city in Wales lining the golden arc of Swansea Bay. After heavy bombing during the Second World War, Swansea’s cityscape is a mishmash of tower blocks, remnants of old buildings, and new marina and dockland developments. With Changing Places toilets in venues by the beach and in the city centre, Swansea is a great city to explore! You can expect to enjoy local delicacies including Loughor Estuary produce such as cockles and laverbread as well.
Morgans Hotel is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Swansea’s Maritime Quarter. The hotel is listed on Euan’s Guide saying: ‘The main hotel can be accessed by stairs or wheelchair ramp which leads directly into Morgans’ spacious Bar Quarter. From here guests are able to access the ground floor reception, accommodation and disabled access toilet’.
If you are looking for a self-catering bungalow, three of our reviewers recommend Bramwood Holiday Home Ltd. There are shops nearby as well as two beach wheelchairs that are available to rent. One review says it is a 'very good wheelchair accommodation with ceiling hoist and profile bed.'
Things to do
Head to Swansea Bay where you’ll find 360 Beach and Water Sports, a Euan’s Guide listed venue that has ‘beach suitable wheelchairs available for use’. This beachside location also has a Changing Places toilet facility!
Just under thirty minutes from Swansea are the WWT Llanelli Wetlands. If you’re looking to take a break from the beach but still want to be outside, these wetlands have been rated 5 star by one reviewer who said, ‘this facility has been made with the disabled in mind’. You can even hand feed the rarest goose in the world!
A good rainy day activity, the National Waterfront Museum shares over three-hundred years of Welsh industry and innovation. They are listed on Euan’s Guide saying ‘many of our exhibitions are provided with Captions and BSL and are all at an accessible height for wheelchair users to use with ease’. This museum also has a Changing Places facility! There is also the Swansea Museum on Victoria Road which is currently rated 3 out of 5 stars on Euan's Guide. Have you been to this location and could tell us about your experience?
Spend your evening at Swansea’s Grand Theatre, rated 4 star on Euan’s Guide. One reviewer told us the theatre had ‘good access considering the age of the theatre, and exceptionally helpful staff’.
Another arts venue that is listed on Euan's Guide is the Pontardawe Arts Centre on Herbert Street. This multi-purpose cultural venue has wheelchair access, assistance for deaf people and welcomes assistance dogs throughout.
Brangwyn Hall is close to Swansea Bay and can be used for small meetings, conferences, weddings and music events, and also boasts a Changing Places toilet. We haven't received a review for Brangwyn Hall yet - have you visited this venue and could tell us how accessible you found it?
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Last Updated – August 2020