If you for some reason would like to cook fish when in Ystad you should head for the fishmonger at the picturesque main square, Stortorget.
The best stuff is the local catch from the Baltic, like cod etc. Can´t beat the prices or quality.
There is a market twice a week in the main square, and numerous cafes.
There is a micro-brewery in town, and the best supermarket is Ahlens, near the duck pond and the old monastery that is also an art gallery.
The harbour has been re-designed to allow the huge ferries to Poland to come safely in and out, but there are posh cafes and posher flats there too, trying to compete with Malmo's new status as the best eco-place to live.
Rent bikes at the shop opposite the indoor swimming pool and ride on the cycle tracks all
through the forest that runs parallel to the beach for miles.
Turn inwards and have coffee and cakes at the Soldier's Cottage (Soldat's Hus) in the middle of the forest, avoiding the real life soldiers doing their military service.
There is also a campsite in the forest, but now this is dominated by mobile homes, with few real tents - but good for kids and full camp shops
that sell buckets and spades, and the long red and yellow liquorice I loved as a kid.
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