Where We Are
Swansea Bay is well connected to the UK, Europe and beyond by road, rail, air and sea.
Swansea Bay is linked to London and the South East via the M4,and to the Midlands and the North via the M50, M5 and M6. Swansea is also part of the national coach network with direct express services from Central London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other parts of the UK.
There are frequent inter city train links from every region of the UK, operating direct or with just one easy interchange. Both London Paddington and Manchester have direct hourly links to Swansea Bay.
Cardiff Airport is less than an hour’s drive to Swansea Bay along the M4 and offers access to a wide and growing range of domestic, European and world destinations
The largest seaport in Wales (the 3rd busiest in the UK) is located within Swansea Bay at Milford Haven. Two further freight ports exist in Port Talbot and Swansea and there are ferry ports with services to Rosslare (Ireland) at Fishguard and Pembroke Dock.
Median earnings for full-time workers in Swansea Bay stand at £474 per week – £14 above the Wales equivalent (April 2011).
- Housing and House Prices
Swansea Bay offers a range of housing from traditional Victorian houses to new and exclusive developments. Waterfront living is becoming increasingly popular and there are a range of new developments within the region.
The average sale price in Swansea Bay is £99,952 which is which is 6% below the Wales average but 61% lower than the average for England and Wales which is £162,900.
Source: Land Registry, August 2012