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West Cross, Swansea, Wales

The promenade at West Cross, part of the Wales Coast Path, a public pathway of 882 miles or 1419 kilometres around the whole coast of Wales. With sweeping views around the whole bay it is frequented by thousands of walkers, cyclist, dog walkers and more each day enjoying the views and fresh sea air. West Cross is a village on the 6 mile sweep of Swansea Bay (from the docks to Mumbles Head).  At the end of the promendae is Mumbles Head, with the pier, lifeboat station and lighthouse. The promenade is also where the world famous Mumbles Railway ran. The worlds first passenger carrying railway. It was opened by act of Parliament in 1804 and closed in January 1960. Across the bay the city of Swansea, Port Talbot and north Devon can be viewed on a clear day.

Copyright: Richard Hope
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16584x8292
Taken: 02/10/2014
Uploaded: 02/10/2014
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: west cross; oystermouth; mumbles; swansea; castle; 2014; wales; sea; pier; beach; lighthouse; island; promenade; coast; railway; oysters; port talbot; devon; walkers; cyclists; dogs; coastline; path
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More About Wales

Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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