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Fancy a Lads or Ladies Weekend in Swansea?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Whether you’re looking for a girly weekend away with your best girlfriends or an adventure and a bit of a knees up with the lads, Swansea has something for you. Here we round up some of the best activities in Swansea for the lads and ladies who visit our amazing city:

For the Lads

Compete in Man v Food at Uplands Diner

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, you can fill up on an enormous breakfast at one of Swansea’s most famous eateries – Uplands Diner.

Uplands Diner is known for its mammoth portions of food and proudly boasts a challenge menu. But are you brave enough to take on the Mega Beast?


A Trip to Swansea: A 1, 2 and 3 Day Itinerary

Thursday, April 16th, 2015


There are plenty of things to do in Swansea; we’ve mentioned a lot of them in our past Dragon Hotel posts. But with so much to see and do, how do you choose which activities to participate in and places of interest to visit?

Well, whether you’re making a flying overnight visit due to a business appointment, looking to stay with us for a short break with friends or would like to have a romantic long weekend away, we have an itinerary for you. Take a look at the guides below and let us help you plan a top trip to sensational South Wales.


Walk Towards the Flickering Light!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015


There’s been a brand new addition to Wind Street, and we don’t know about you but we’re dying to find out if it’s any good. Let’s get to know a little more about our new neighbours and see if their light will shine brighter than their competitors around them.


8 Reasons Why Golfing in Swansea is Unbeatable

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Planning your next golf break?

If you’re looking some quality rounds of golf (and some excellent after-hours activities), we don’t think there’s anywhere better than South West Wales.

Here’s why it’s best to birdie in Swansea: (more…)

Celebrating Easter 2015 with Events in Swansea

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015


The Easter holidays are just a few sleeps away and if you’re planning a trip to sunny South Wales for a few days we have plenty of ideas for things to do in Swansea to keep you busy.

From chocolate egg hunts to tea parties and dragons there are plenty of events on over this two week break. Find out all about them here.


How to Make it a Mother’s Day to Remember in Swansea

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Mother's Day in Swansea

Do you have a mum in a million? Then show her how much you love her with a relaxing weekend away at The Dragon Hotel. There are plenty of things to do in Swansea, from relaxing spas to pounding the pavement and shopping ‘til you drop on Oxford Street.

So how will you make it a Mother’s Day to remember? Here’s some inspiration:


Beaches in Swansea – Horton Beach

Monday, March 9th, 2015


Have you been following our series of blogs on the best beaches in Swansea and the surrounding southern coast? Well, our new favourite has to be Horton Beach!


The Top 5 Places to Watch the Six Nations in Swansea

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

So this time 6 months ago we were talking about the best place to watch the Autumn International rugby in Swansea. The game has come a long way since then, and so has our beloved city, so let’s take a look at the best places to watch a thrilling Six Nations game this spring.


The Best Places to Treat Yourself in Swansea This Pancake Day

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Do you enjoy a sweet treat? Then we bet you’re looking forward to Pancake Day on Tuesday 17th February 2015 aren’t you? Well, if you’ll be in our stunning city on this date there are some great places where you can enjoy this dessert. Here’s some of our favourite places to eat in Swansea at this time of year:


Dinner and a Show: Valentine’s Celebrations in Swansea

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The most romantic day of the year is just a few sleeps away, and if you want to make it extra special this year why not make it a weekend to remember in Swansea?

There’s plenty of things to do in Swansea. From beautiful coastline to bustling city life. Here are a few entertaining dinner and show ideas to inspire you:

Country Legends and Waterside Dining

If you like country music then you will love this show at the Swansea Grand Theatre – for one night only! The Solid Gold Country Legends tour has been voted Best Event by the British C.M.As and is now set to serenade lovers in Swansea this Valentine’s Day.

With old classics from Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, to modern favourites like Shania Twain, this show has a vast catalogue of songs that is sure to get you singing along. And with all the glitz and glamour of the costume changes it will keep you on the tip of your toes throughout.

For a delicious meal before, or maybe some drinks after, pay a visit to the bay side establishment, The River House Restaurant and Lounge. It’s just a short walk from the theatre, and will offer a unique (and romantic) dining experience in chic surroundings that will really make your Valentine’s Day evening.

6 Nations Rugby and Sizzling Steak

Okay, so admittedly rugby may not be the most romantic activity to do this weekend. But with England v Italy and Ireland v France on Saturday, plus the Welsh game on Sunday, this is a must-not-miss event for any sports lover.

There are plenty of great places to watch rugby in Swansea. In fact, we’ve blogged about it here – Where to Watch the Rugby in Swansea.

But if you are looking to sit down and enjoy a meal together just the two of you once that final whistle has been blown we’d recommend you visit Seagers Steak Restaurant and Grillhouse.

Located just outside the city centre, it is likely to be a little quieter, and the food here is great. There’s a vast choice of steaks, chicken, burgers and fish so there is something indulgent for every palate, whether it be a victory or condolence meal.

Beautiful Burlesque and Vegetarian Delights

Swansea Grand Theatre will be bursting at the seams with glitter and glamour this Valentine’s Day thanks to an evening of sassy burlesque in its Arts Wing.

This 18+ show is the hot ticket of the night so make sure to book quick, or risk disappointment of missing international starlet, Scarlett Daggers in her comedic and curvaceous ‘Mad Love’ show.

For something tasty before the big show, book a table at the nearby Govinda Vegetarian Café. They have a mouth-watering cake stand on display here, and if you book in advance, they’ll make a personalised dessert for your loved one.

Of course, if the show goes on late you’ll need somewhere comfortable to lay your weary head for the evening. So why not take a look at the accommodation we have to offer here at the Dragon Hotel.