For a flavour of Wales all under one roof head to Swansea Market.
The country’s largest indoor market is home to a dazzling array of stalls spanning butchers, fishmongers, bakers, cheesemakers and all manner of knick-knacks. Don’t leave without sampling a freshly griddled Welsh Cake (or three) served hot and dusted with sugar. The Market is famous for its cockles; historically, these were provided by 'the cockle-women of Penclawdd' who, armed with a shovel and rake, would collect at them low tide. Try cockles for breakfast with bacon and laverbread (local seaweed) at award-winning Café TwoCann at Swansea’s scenic Waterfront.
The beaches of the Gower Peninsula are legendary in Wales, so after a refreshing coastal walk head for lunch at the newly opened Beach House in Oxwich Bay. With magnificent views and a magnificent menu to match, this is a special spot. Literature lover? Immerse yourself in another era at the home of Swansea’s legendary son, Dylan Thomas. The writer grew up at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, where Dinner at Dylan’s recreates the hearty meals Thomas’ mother would have cooked for her family, in a wonderful Edwardian setting.
Oxwich Bay Hotel
Sweet tooth? Head to The Mumbles, where several places compete for the title of 'best ice-cream parlour'; Verdi’s has an enviable spot with views out over Swansea Bay and a sensational selection of sundaes! If you’re all about cake, look no further for a delicious afternoon tea served with a first class view at the Oxwich Bay Hotel - or in an historic Gower gastro pub at the Welcome to Town.