Reaction to Swansea's failed bid

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Swansea came so close. We had Dylan Thomas, Hull had Larkin. Was even until the Housemartins pushed them over the top. #cwtchthebid

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Hard luck @swanseabay_2017. Well done to everyone behind #CwtchTheBid. Can't believe it didn't win!

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Swansea Bay loses City of Culture bid

Swansea Bay has lost out to Hull in its bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. Dundee and Leicester, were also in the running for the prestigious title.