Sketty is a popular residential village situated along the edge of Swansea city centre, approximately 2 miles in a westerly direction.

The village is centred on Sketty Cross along the junctions of Gower Road, Vivian Road, and Dillwyn Road. Sketty Cross offers a range of amenities including local cafés, restaurants and established retail units. The popular retail district and suburb of Uplands is also located within a short driving distance to the east. The area is ideally located for residents requiring to work within close proximity to the city centre while providing ease of access to the surrounding Swansea catchment.

Key Facts

  • Population – 14,301 (2011 Census)
  • Distance to City Centre – 2 miles
  • Distance to M4 (J46) – 5.4 miles

Local Primary Schools

  • Sketty Primary School
  • Parkland Primary School – Sketty Park

Local Secondary Schools

  • Olchfa School (public)
  • Bishop Gore (public)

Bus Services

8 – Hendrefoilan Student Village – Swansea Bay University Campus
42 – Swansea University – Morriston via Gower College
21A – Swansea – Priors Way via Killay, Dunvant (Typical Timetable*)

* Timetable data from the Travel National Dataset. Timetables may vary according to dates

Places to Eat

The Vivian (SA Brains)

The Vivian, locally known as the ‘Vivs’ is set in the Swansea town of Sketty. We are well known locally for providing great value, tasty food and having a great atmosphere, especially when showing live fixtures from Sky Sports.

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Slice is owned and run by business partners Adam Bannister and Chris Harris. Experienced chefs, the pair have been cooking together since college and subsequently in high-end restaurants around the country. Since opening in 2014, Slice has gained entry to the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide. In 2015 Adam won the Welsh title on the BBC’s Great British Menu and competed again in 2016.

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An independent day and night bar and restaurant located in the popular Uplands area of Swansea, which serves a variety of unique and tasty food, from breakfast through to dinner, cooked in an authentic wood-fire oven with locally sourced ingredients. In the evening, our right side opens up to our industrial-style copper bar, where we offer non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, craft beer and wine, and where mixology masters fuse knowledge and ingredients to create one-of-a-kind cocktail masterpieces that are worth sharing.

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