How to get to Pilton House – by Car
The main Motorway through most of South Wales, is the M4. When travelling to Pilton House from the eastern end of Wales, one should leave the M4 Motorway at Junction 42 (J42) and join the A483 signposted to Swansea. Remain on that road (dual-carriageway) until you cross the River Tawe, at which point you will now be on the A4067, on which road you will need to remain until you reach the village of Mumbles. (‘Landmarks’ along the way are; Sainsbury’s, LC2 Leisure Centre, Tesco’s, County Hall, Swansea University, Halfway (Shell) Garage, Sea views (on your left), a mini-roundabout and the West Cross Inn).
When you reach the next mini-roundabout, you will see the White Rose ‘pub’ located diagonally opposite. Turn right here to enter Newton Road (the B4593) which has shops on both sides. At first, the road gradually rises, and then becomes a little steeper (the local Police Station is to your right) until the road reaches what is known locally as the ‘Top Shops’, but keep driving straight on until you reach some traffic lights.(N.B. In the above map, it is shown that it’s a 19 minute walk along the route. Unfortunately, although we asked for directions by car – a 1 minute drive – the link to the embedded map couldn’t be changed from pedestrian to vehicle use!. We therefore apologise).
At the traffic lights (a school is to your right) please turn left, and then follow the road as it first of all slightly bends to the right before going up a steep hill and then round a long (steep) right hand bend. The road now flattens out, and is fairly straight for a few hundred metres, but then the road bears sharply to the left and goes up a short hill, at the top of which are crossroads, where you will need to turn right. Stay on this road (which has a few bends and gets narrower further on), until you see a Newsagent (Newton News) on your right hand side. Pilton House will now be on the left hand side, ‘facing’ you, and parking is available either opposite the property, or behind the ‘wall’ to your right.
Hopefully the above road maps and satellite view of and for Pilton House will be of use. (Please note that should you be travelling to Pilton House from other than the eastern end of Wales and need directions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send the details to you.
How to get to Pilton House – by Train
Swansea Railway Station is located close to the City of Swansea, and is approximately 7 miles (11.26Km) from Pilton House. Trains to Swansea are operated by both Arriva Trains Wales within Wales and by First Great Western from the West Country and London.
How to get to Pilton House – by Bus
A number of First Buses stop outside Swansea Railway Station, which then go to the Quadrant Bus Station. From here, it will be necessary to change onto either a No.2, 2A or 3A First Bus Service for onward travel to Pilton House [the bus-stop nearest our property, is ‘Southward Lane at Newton‘]. For further details regarding Bus services in Swansea, the First website has much useful information.
How to get to Pilton House – by Coach
National Express Coach services come to West Way, Swansea Bus Station, Swansea 7 days a week, from all over the UK. For onward journeys from Swansea Bus Station, please refer above, to the section headed How to get to Pilton House – by Bus
How to get to Pilton House – by Air
The nearest Major Airport to Swansea, for flights from within the UK as well as from the EU and further afield, is Cardiff International Airport, details of which can be seen at http://www.cardiff-airport.com/ whilst Contact details for same are at http://www.cardiff-airport.com/en/content/8/71/contact-us.html
Although Swansea does have its own Airport, this is mainly used by small aircraft. For further details, please refer to http://www.swanseaairport.com/ or Telephone +44 (0)1792 204063
How to get to Pilton House – by Sea
Regrettably ‘Pleasure Trip’ ships and ‘Innisfallen’, a Car Ferry – both of which used to berth at Swansea Docks up to a few years ago – no longer unload their passengers and vehicles for holidays in the area, although from time to time, some large Cruise Ships do stop for a short while.
Should however anyone with their own seagoing craft wish to visit Swansea and Gower under their own steam (figuratively speaking) Swansea City Council provides moorings within Swansea Marina for Craft less than 21 metres in length overall or less than 6 metres in beam. (Craft with dimensions in excess of the latter are only permitted within the Marina with the prior written consent of Swansea City Council – see http://www.swanseamarina.org.uk/marina-users/terms-and-conditions for further details).
Once you’ve reached Swansea (By Bus, Coach, Train, Sea or Air) and if you don’t have a car, then this is How to get to Pilton House
- by Bus – see above (How to get to Pilton House – by Bus) for information
- by Taxi – In and around Swansea City Centre there are several Taxi Ranks, the main two being a) outside the main entrance to Swansea Railway Station, and b) outside the Quadrant (central) Bus Station
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