Originally a Viking trading post, and with a long history of copper smelting, Swansea has a rich and vibrant past that mingles with its cosmopolitan present. There’s plenty of fun family activities and places to visit in Swansea, and you could easily spend a few days exploring.
The glorious Gower Peninsula is renowned for its beauty and peaceful scenery. Popular with surfers, the coastline attracts walkers from all parts of the globe. Scenic coves, cave filled cliffs, and clean white sands make this area a must on many itineraries.
Being coastal, many of the activities in Swansea are focused around the beach, with surfing high on the list, but if you’re seeking a real adrenaline rush, head for Rip N Rock and experience all challenges that Wales can throw at you.
If you’re after a quieter life, the National Museum of Wales has an impressive collection of artifacts from both the local area and further afield, while the nearby Glynn Vivian Art Gallery puts on regular exhibitions showcasing local talents. The Grand Theatre has the performing arts covered, with everything from edgy comedy to contemporary arthouse plays. Why not grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants, before catching a show? Surely the perfect end to the day.
Catch the train home, checking the times on our easy-to-use downloadable app. Featuring up-to-the-minute travel news, and all our latest deals, it’s the ideal companion when you visit the glorious city of Swansea.