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Trains to Swansea

Swansea may well be the wettest city in the UK, but Dylan Thomas waxed lyrical about the second-largest city in Wales, calling it a 'lovely town'. And it is certainly  majestic, with the five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay one of the UK's truly iconic sights, which draws sun-seekers to the coast in their hundreds during the summer. To welcome those visitors, Modern Swansea has stepped up, with a new marina, a national museum and water park just some of the great places to visit.

Popular train routes to Swansea

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Visiting Swansea

From a wintry walk along Swansea's sweeping five-mile bay or the Mumbles coastline, just out of town, to joining the sun-seekers on the sand in the summer, visitors to Swansea will see what poet Walter Savage Landor meant when he compared the city to the Bay of Naples, or why its most famous son, Dylan Thomas, stayed in love with his 'lovely town' until the day he died. The draw goes deeper than the coastline.

Old Swansea survives in the Georgian and Victorian architecture on night-life-filled Wind Street, and the eclectic mix of buildings on Castle Square, with the ruins of the 14th-century Swansea Castle standing proud although dwarfed by its neighbours, a testament to Swansea's past and future going hand in hand.

To enjoy more of the city's recent regeneration, head to The Maritime Quarter's main attraction, the National Waterfront Museum, a 1901 dockside warehouse brought to the now with its striking glass roof and interactive galleries charting Wales' industrial history.

Last but by no means least, the Dylan Thomas Centre explores the local legend's life and art, and has a poignant reading by the poet on the camera of Under Milk Wood and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, the ode to his dying father.

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