Let's get the train to... Swansea

When the sun shines, the beach beckons! Head to Wales’ waterfront city with First Great Western’s cheap train fares

10AM RHOSSILI BAY

Boasting accolades including Britain’s best beach and picnic spot, you can trust us that Rhossili Bay is three miles of unadulterated beauty. Brave a steep path and you have access to gorgeous sandy beaches, imposing cliffs and coastal walks with stunning views. Stroll over to the Worm’s Head islet at low tide or bring your board and catch some waves.

12PM THE MARITIME QUARTER 

One of Swansea’s hottest new areas, it has a mix of Georgian, Victorian and modern architecture that provides the perfect backdrop for a wander. At the marina, decide which boat you’d buy if you won the lottery, browse a craft gallery, then grab some refreshment at one of the quarter’s many bars, restaurants and cafes. The new National Waterfront Museum is also nearby.

1PM SLICE

This tiny (really – it only seats 18) restaurant is fast becoming Swansea’s ‘place to eat’.  The owners bring their haute cuisine background to bear on the best of Wales’ local and seasonal produce. From it they have crafted an ingenious and delicious menu, combined with a quality wine selection. A must-visit.

3PM SWANSEA INDOOR MARKET 

Housing more than 100 stalls, this great vaulted steel and glass structure dates from 1960, although the market has existed in some form or other for more than 1,000 years and has even starred in a BBC documentary. You’ll find everything from traditional Welsh cuisine to books and clothes and banter from the traders.

5PM SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE

From music to psychics and magicians to comedians, you never quite know what is going to be on show at Swansea’s Grand Theatre. Grab tickets while you can for upcoming shows, including ‘Ballet Cymru: Beauty and the Beast’ and a performance by Welsh treble Aled Jones.

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15 September 2014

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