Swansea Hereford Train
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Swansea is a city on the coast of south Wales and is the second largest city in Wales and lies within the county boundaries of Glamorgan. To the north of the city are the Lliw uplands which are open moorlands leading to the foothills of the Black Mountain. To the west is the Gower Peninsular, which was the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and to the east is the coastal area around Swansea.
Swansea developed as a centre for metals and mining, especially the copper industry, from the beginning of the 18th century reaching its peak in the 1880's when 60% of the copper ores imported into the United Kingdom were smelted in the Lower Swansea valley.
Swansea Bay has a five mile sweep of coastline which features a beach, promenade, children's lido, leisure pool, marina and maritime quarter containing the museums the National Waterfront Museum and Swansea Museum. Also in this area is the Dylan Thomas Centre which celebrates the life and work of the author.
Swansea also has lots of outdoor activities to interest visitors including sailing, water skiing, walking and cycling. In fact part of the Celtic Trail and the National Cycle Network pass through Swansea Bay.
The city of Hereford, in the county of Herefordshire, straddles the banks of the River Wye and has been the commercial centre of Herefordshire farming communities for centuries. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll alongside the crystal clear waters of the River Wye or enjoy in the vibrant centre of High Town, where you can take in a show at The Courtyard Theatre. The magnificent Hereford Cathedral towers over the town. Take a moment to have a look at the stonemasons' work - the skill of these craftsmen is very evident. After exploring the cathedral make sure that you visit the Mappa Mundi, a thirteenth century map which shows Jerusalem as the center of the world. Christopher de Hamel, a leading authority on medieval manuscripts said "... it is without parallel the most important and most celebrated medieval map in any form ..." . Even though Hereford is a medieval town, it has progressed with the ages, adapting its traditional buildings to accommodate both residents and visitors alike. You can stay at anything from the most modern to the most antiquated buildings. Restaurants are plentiful with a wide range of cuisines. This really is a lovely place to stay while visiting the Marches and surrounding districts.