Top spots to swoop on for Swansea air dis­play

Western Mail - - NEWS - Aber­avon Beach Clyne Gar­dens, May­als ME­GAN GRIF­FITHS me­gan.grif­fiths@waleson­ Pan­tyce­lyn Road, Town­hill Verdi’s, Mum­bles Kil­vey Hill, Kil­vey Grape and Olive/Sky Bar, Merid­ian Quay

TO­DAY and to­mor­row, breath­tak­ing aer­o­batic dis­plays, state-ofthe-art mil­i­tary air­craft and vin­tage planes will be swoop­ing through the skies of Swansea.

In 2017, more than a quar­ter of a mil­lion peo­ple took to the coast to nab the best views of the air­craft at the Wales Air­show, so we’ve put to­gether a list of the lesser-known places where you’re sure to get an amaz­ing view.

Of course, any­where along the beach from Swansea to Mum­bles will give you a good view, but with large crowds ex­pected, you might not have much room for a pic­nic.

Okay, so this one isn’t even in Swansea, but the beach should be much qui­eter, while still of­fer­ing panoramic views, and you’ll also skip the city-cen­tre traf­fic.

You still might have to get here be­fore the dis­plays start to nab a bench fac­ing the ac­tion.

This is sure to be one the most at­mo­spheric places to watch the air show and ar­guably the best view of Swansea Bay there is.

If you are head­ing in from the west, then you may as well just set up for the day at Verdi’s to save you ne­go­ti­at­ing the city cen­tre.

If it’s a high van­tage point rather than sand that you’re look­ing for, then you could head to Kil­vey Hill, which is 193m high and looks out over all of Swansea Bay.

Why not head to Wales’ tallest build­ing, which is bang in the mid­dle of the air show? Make sure to book a spot in ad­vance to get a seat by one of the cov­eted win­dows.

Jonathan My­ers

> The 2017 Wales Air­show in Swansea

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