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Left: The Wales National Waterfront Museum; Below from top: Swansea University; The LC Leisure Complex; Bluestone National Park Resort; Tara House.


utilising some of the LC’s first class facilities, such as the 12metre climbing wall, or the UK’s first standing surfing machine. Buffet catering is available.


On a Shoestring Tara House Conference Centre


Address: 7 Uplands Crescent, Swansea, SA2 0PA Tel: 01792 524376 See: www.tara-house.co.uk Situated in the Uplands district, a mile from Swansea city centre, Tara House is the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas. The ground floor provides a large reception and garden room with seating capacity for 25 delegates in each, plus two additional rooms if required. All have disabled access. The garden is usually available with the hire of the garden room. The first and second floors offer a seminar room with provision for 30 delegates, and a range of break-out rooms for up to 15. The venue can provide AV equipment, flipcharts and whiteboards, wifi access, refreshments and buffet dining, plus various team-building options.


Wired Up Swansea University


Address: Conference Services, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP Tel: 01792 295665 See: www.swan.ac.uk Set on the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay, there are over 130 meeting rooms at Swansea University’s Singleton campus. The largest theatre, the Taliesin Arts Centre, seats 380 delegates theatre-style, 290 classroom-style and 50 as a boardroom. The Centre also offers professional technical support, a bar and catering facilities. There are four tiered lecture theatres with 250-


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plus seats, and a further 21 with seating for 40-250, plus more than 100 flat-floored meeting rooms catering for anything from 12 delegates to 100-plus. Access is available to IT suites. The University also has a partnership with Sketty Hall, a day meeting centre in a converted Georgian mansion ten minutes from the campus which caters for up to 90.


Small but Perfectly Formed Morgans hotel


Address: Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR Tel: 01792 484848 See: www.morganshotel.co.uk Self-proclaimed as Swansea’s only boutique hotel, Morgans is a grade-II listed building located in the city’s maritime quarter. It was once home to the port authority, but now has 42 bedrooms, two bars, a restaurant and one meeting room with capacity for up to 40 people theatre-style or up to 24 boardroom-style. Meeting room hire cost includes equipment such as a DVD player and large screen projector.


 Swansea Info


Getting there: Swansea is easily accessible by rail and car, with a direct main line rail service from London Paddington (with a journey time of around three hours) or from Junection 42 of the M4. Cardiff International Airport can be reached by train, changing at Cardiff Central or Bridgend, with connections across the country. Contact: Tel: 01792 635 208. For more information see: ww.visitswanseabay.com.


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