SwanseaHave a pint and wander the beaches in Wales' second city.
Once an industrial powerhouse, Swansea is now a city in transition. The centre is full of imposing Victorian architecture, most notably the castle and the opera house, both of which are now used as museums. The city’s long association with the steel industry is still evident in the form of the many working-class neighbourhoods that line the coast. But there are also plenty of green spaces, including the beautiful Singleton Park and the sprawling Gower Peninsula, which is popular with hikers and surfers. Swansea is also home to a thriving arts and music scene, with a number of independent galleries and venues. And, of course, there are the pubs – plenty of them, and they’re pretty good, too.