Whether you’re visiting Swansea for business or pleasure, you can’t fail to appreciate the fresh coastal air as you alight from the train. With this heightening your senses, sightseeing is a must.
Part of the National Museum of Wales, the Waterfront Museum offers a fun, immersive maritime adventure. However, there are also a wide variety of courses and classes run from this impressive waterfront building, including learning all about Swansea’s own son, war poet Dylan Thomas. Art galleries, including the Tate affiliated Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, with its impressive collection of Monet works and Bedwyr Williams pieces, theatres, and award winning restaurants make Swansea a worthy place to travel to by train.
Shopaholics beware as Swansea’s Oxford Street rivals it's better known cousin with the wealth of names, designer labels, and visiting fashionistas. However, if you prefer a more eclectic, boutique-based retail experience, try the many markets and arcades. These are a sheer joy to wander through, browsing whilst snacking on local delicacies such as laver bread, Burry Bay mussels or mature Welsh cheese. The cosmopolitan Marina, vibrant and buzzing, is well worth a visit, particularly at night, with the many twinkling lights reflected by the harbour’s clear, still water.
Getting the train from Bridgend to Swansea couldn’t be simpler, with our downloadable app making time table access and ticket booking, including advanced bookings, easy.