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Things to do in Swansea

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“A beautiful old building full of antiquities and local stories. Free to visit but closed on Mondays.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Theatre in Swansea always has a great selection of shows, at great prices. For more information on shows, visit there website where travellers can pre-book tickets. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Lots of big machines and things for kids to see technology while. Light bright and dry place. Also good if you are interested in Swansea history...or industrial history of the area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“On a clear night, the views of the the Bay and City from this tower top restaurant/bar are unmatched.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“It's the best Art Gallery in Swansea. Has a cafe, too. Had a recent £2.5m uplift. And don't miss a visit to the Port Talbot Banksy whilst you're in the area?”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great selection of drinks in nicely presented surroundings. They also offer a selection of reasonably priced food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends
Sports
“One of the top tourist attractions in Wales. A play centre and a climbing wall in reception. It’s not a swimming pool! It’s s water park with slides a beach front, a wave simulator , a whirlpool and a lazy river. For little ones there is a small slide with its own interactive area with tipping buckets. Make life easy for yourself by going on website and booking a time slot, so you can jump queue waiting to go in. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers a unique shopping experience.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“Will tell you everything you need to know about our proud industrial history in an innovative and interesting way. And it's Free too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Cocktails, Monday night Jazz, pop-up kitchens and a great outdoor space to watch the world go by. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Excellent fresh fish/ steak restaurant with probably one of the best wine bin collections in South Wales :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Dylan Thomas Centre is an arts centre located in the Maritime Quarter in Swansea, Wales. Formerly the city's Guildhall, which was originally built in 1825, the Dylan Thomas Centre was restored and refurbished to host the UK Year of Literature and Writing in 1995. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Transportation
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to shop
“traditional Welsh market selling everything from fresh local food to locally knitted clothes!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“If you are looking for busy nightlife, head to Swansea's Wind Street area. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Theatre
“The Theatre in Swansea always has a great selection of shows, at great prices. For more information on shows, visit there website where travellers can pre-book tickets. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
“On a clear night, the views of the the Bay and City from this tower top restaurant/bar are unmatched.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great selection of drinks in nicely presented surroundings. They also offer a selection of reasonably priced food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Excellent fresh fish/ steak restaurant with probably one of the best wine bin collections in South Wales :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very Old, long standing Resturant with great food and great atmosphere. Sister Restaurant to La Parilla SA1 and La Parilla Mumbles. This is the original Resturant of the three offer a more rustic, Mediterranean atmosphere and experience. Choose your own meat or fish from the fresh counter.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“One of my favourite restaurants in Swansea, has been around as long as I've lived here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“4 bars, music upstairs and in the vault, the oldest pub, I believe, in the area. Ral ales, top ciders. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend

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