South Wales haven

Places to stay in South Wales

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.

YHA Hostels in South Wales

YHA Gower exterior

YHA Gower

Free parking on premises
Sole use
YHA Pwll Deri exterior

YHA Pwll Deri

Self-catering kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cycle store
YHA St Davids Exterior

YHA St Davids

Free parking on premises
Self-catering kitchen
Cycle store

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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!

Whitesands Bay

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.

Carn Llidi

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.

Aberglasney Gardens

Aberglasney Gardens

Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales.

Girl in a museum studying a fossil

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

** 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

Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral

Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.

Brecon Mountain Railway steam train No. 2

Brecon Mountain Railway

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

Cardigan Town

Cardigan Town

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.

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum

Explore the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.

Three Cliffs Bay, jagged and dramatic, Gower

Climbing in Gower

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

Dolaucothi Goldmines

Dolaucothi Goldmines

Tour this former Roman gold mine and see authentic 1930s mining equipment, workshops and trams showing how the mines worked.


Dryad Bushcraft

Dryad Bushcraft is dedicated to providing the highest standard of Wilderness Bushcraft training.