Off Oxford Street, Swansea, United Kingdom
Swansea Market Reviews
All you could want under one big roof! Sep 16, 2008
Forgive me for blowing my own trumpet here a bit - Swansea is my home town but I thought I'd let you know what to expect from this great market - personaly one of the best in the country.
The market is the large indoor type stocking everything from Fresh veg, fruit and fish to toys, clothing and home wares. Its central - 10 minutes walk from the station and a stones throw away from the bus station and the growing array of High St named shops.
The produce is almost all local - from the Gower peninsula and surrounding areas and always fresh. The various fish traders supply a list of different fish almost too numerous to mention, freshly caught such as Cod, Haddock, Hake, Trout, Sewin (Sea trout), flat fish, plaice, sole, snapper, mackerel, kippers, Shark, tuna,lobster, crab, scallops the list goes on and on, you name its here alongside the world's best cockels from Penclawdd and laverbread. Laverbread is an acquired taste but is SOOOOO good for you it should be listed as a superfood. Its made from sea weed, extremely high in vitamin C, B, iron, iodine etc and a superb immunity booster. So give it a try with some super farm cured bacon, cockles and fried bread all of which can be picked up from the local bakers, butchers.
There's even a barber and probably and candlestick maker tucked away inside so pop in and try it. There is a great market feel - don't be afraid to ask the friendly traders advice on their produce and the best way to serve it or accompaniments for a great meal.
Delicious Gower Potatoes, Salt Marsh Lamb, Faggots, peas, pies, pasties, Oggies, Welsh Cakes, game birds, rabbits and the famous Award winning Joe's ice Cream are all under one roof. Make sure you try the welshcakes in the centre, yum!
Make Up retailers, confectioners, pet supplies, haberdashers, carpets, Welsh Souveniers, chippies, snack bars, book stores, fashion accessories the list of small stores go on and on. All of the prices are reasonable and its a great place to pop in and stock up on the way to your weekend camping trip or weekend barbeque.
If you are staying nearby i.e. The Gower Peninsula or generaly anywhere in South Wales - give it a try. Its about 45 mins from drive from anywhere on the peninsula, Valley of Neath, Swansea Vale, 1 hour from Breconshire, Portcawl, Cardiff, Bridgend.
Come and visit!
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