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Swansea - more than just a city

The coastal city of Swansea is intriguing as it's also a county, and accordingly there's a great deal to see and to here.The National Waterfront Museum is a must-see, with its slate and glass construction a sight to behold. Similarly, the castle, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Swansea Museum are desirable destinations - and the city has even more to offer once you scratch the surface.

Get a bite to eat

Swansea, the second-largest city in Wales (after Cardiff), has a rather impressive array of restaurants, cafes, delis and other eateries. Its status as a university city has helped it expand in its global appeal, and it's possible to let your tastebuds travel the world without ever leaving the city centre. The French Bouchon De Rossi and tapas bar Mosaic are local favourites.

Hit the town

Swansea nightlife is gaining in reputation, in large part fuelled by the popularity of the nightclub Fiction, which regularly hosts top DJs and has some acclaimed residents, too. Bambu is a similarly popular club, but if dancing all night isn't quite your thing, then there are plenty of cosy bars including the quirky Lil London, housed in an old London bus.

Looking for a cheap hotel in Swansea? Travelodge Swansea Central Hotel is ideal, while Travelodge Swansea M4 Hotel Travelodge Llanelli Cross Hands Hotel might be convenient for those heading in by road - or looking to depart early.