South Wales Places to stay

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

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YHA Gower

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Private rooms available
En suite rooms available
YHA Rhossili Local View

YHA Rhossili

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Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen

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.

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.

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay is Europe’s largest waterfront development area created by the Cardiff Barrage.

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum

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

Cycling in Rhossili

Cycling in Rhossili

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.

Dolaucothi Goldmines

Dolaucothi Goldmines

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

Bushcraft

Dryad Bushcraft

Understand the basic principles and techniques of bushcraft, so that you can adapt confidently to any environment.       Visit the website

Inspire2Adventure

Inspire2Adventure

Exciting adventure in the forest - try Inspire2Adventure's Guided Open Canoe Expeditions, Gorge Scrambling Experience, Rock climbing and Abseiling and more!

Two robots dancing

Machination Visitor Centre

The only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata in the UK. The interactive models move with a variety of fascinating mechanisms.