Swansea landmarks have a date with royalty
THREE of Swansea's top cultural and sporting venues are standing by for a visit from HRH The Princess Royal later this month.
Oystermouth Castle, Wales National Pool and Swansea's new beach-front 360 Beach and Watersports Centre will all be on the itinerary during the visit on September 27.
At Oystermouth Castle, former home to the Lords of Gower, the Princess Royal will inspect the £3m conservation project that has attracted thousands of visitors this summer.
Her Royal Highness will also be visiting the Wales National Pool which this year is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
There she will meet some of the swimmers who took part in last year's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and others who enjoy swimming at the pool.
There will also be a first visit to the 360 Beach and Watersports Centre, which opened to the public last year.
Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, D Byron Lewis, said: "As President of the British Olympic Association, Her Royal Highness will meet up with Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the Wales National Pool Swansea and have the chance to see how the 360 Beach and Watersports Centre is encouraging people to take up sport at both recreational and elite levels.
"Oystermouth Castle is one of Swansea's most historic attractions and was a staging post for the Olympic Flame when it came to Wales last year.
''Her Royal Highness will be shown how the conservation work has helped enhance this marvellous visitor attraction."