One of the first things to do in Swansea is visit the castle. It was built between the end of the 13th century and early 14th century and was used since 1116 to protect the Normans. Besides this, there are other castles and places to visit in Swansea, like Oystermouth Castle, Oxwich Castle and Weobley Castle, all of which are very well preserved. Other monuments and things to see in Swansea include the Church of St. Mary's, Penllergare Valley Woods and the Guildhall. Or you could check out one of the many museums and other cultural attractions in Swansea: the Dylan Thomas Centre, the National Waterfront Museum and the Chocolate Factory. This last one is definitely one of the best Swansea activities if traveling with children. Among the parks and natural Swansea attractions, it's worth a visit to Clyne Gardens, Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, Lliw Reservoir or Swansea Beach. But besides all this stuff to do in Swansea, you should take a little time to try some of the local cuisine. Find the best restaurants where they prepare salt marsh lamb, laverbread, which is a traditional delicacy made of seaweed, or cockles, a type of clam from the area. As for what to do in Swansea if you're adventurous, prepare your trip in advance and you can go surfing, do any other water sport, go climbing, take a boat tour, or enjoy a work of art at the Swansea Grand Theatre.