Welcome to South Wales
South Wales is home to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Swansea and the Brecon Beacons, making it a popular destination with walkers and nature lovers. Whether it's relaxing by the seaside, exploring local history or roaming the countryside, there are plenty of ways to unwind in South Wales.
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Things to do in South Wales
Five free things to do in South Wales
St Davids Cathedral
This picturesque cathedral began life as a monastic community around the 6th century, and is now the centrepiece of Britain's smallest city. Be sure to hear the local legend of the talking footbridge!
This award-winning sandy beach is a great place to kick back and enjoy the seaside, and is considered the best surfing beach in Pembrokeshire.
This Bronze age tomb on top of a rocky outcrop offers spectacular views over the bay. A great and educational destination for a day's walk.
St Non's Chapel and Well
A ruined chapel, which may have been built over an Iron Age place of worship and has now become a Grade II listed site. According to local superstition, the well has healing properties.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
This famous coastal path is great for hikers and whichever way you ramble you'll be guaranteed some amazing sea views.
There's nowhere in the world quite like South Wales
Home to some of the UK's most beautiful coastline, Wales' capital city and the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales is a magical spot for a UK break. The Pembrokeshire coast is a haven for families, walkers and adventurers, with its award-winning, unspoilt beaches providing a stunning setting in which you can make lasting memories.
Walkers and mountain bikers will love exploring the rugged landscapes of the Brecon Beacons, with trails aplenty amidst the heather-clad hills, caves and waterfalls of the area. If city breaks are more your thing, take a trip to Cardiff, with spectacular shopping, entertainment and museums available to enjoy, as well as history and high-class sporting activity.
Discover the only fully closed road marathon in Wales.
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales.
** currently the actual museum is going through a refurbishment, so is closed. The shop is open. ** Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finest and liveliest small museums i
Learn more about the Brecon Beacons, admire the stunning views, explore one of the trails for children or set off on a walk.
Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.
Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons. The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through
Discover a vibrant culture, ideally located to explore the fabulous land and seascapes of the Teifi Valley and Cardigan Bay. Visit the town's website.
Don't miss this unusual glimpse into the past - a unique collection of shipwrecks, historical artefacts and varied exhibitions about the China Clay industry.
Explore the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.
Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country. Check out the UK Climbing website for routes
Whether you are after a gentle ride along the bay or something more adventurous, this stunning area has a variety of terrains and tracks for all abilities.
Tour this former Roman gold mine and see authentic 1930s mining equipment, workshops and trams showing how the mines worked.