South Wales Attractions
This South Wales attractions map shows how central our unique holiday cottages are to the many wonderful tourist attractions there are in this region of the UK. The Visit Wales website also includes lots of ideas on what to do during your holiday in South Wales.
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History and Heritage
Blaenavon World Heritage Site, otherwise known as Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums.
Vast and impressive, Caerphilly is Britain's second largest castle and covers 30 acres.
Castell Coch, (Red Castle in Welsh), is a perfect fairytale castle on a steep wooded hillside.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Underground tours of a likely source of gold bullion for the Imperial Mint of Rome.
Dylan Thomas' Boathouse
Visit the shed where Wales' famed poet wrote many of his greatest works.
An imposing monument of Norman power whose remains are some of the most intact of any medieval Welsh castle.
A Tudor house, built around 1530, that has been transformed into a living history museum set in 1645, the time of the Civil War.
Museum of Welsh Life
Europe's largest outdoor museum - a vast collection of over 30 reconstructed historic buildings from all over Wales.
A mighty and largely intact medieval fortress located on the banks of an estuary. Endless passages, stairways and tunnels.
The UK's money making factory boasts over 1,000 years of history and is the world's leading export mint.
This Cistercian abbey is the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales.
Entertainment and Activities
Wales' most famous golf course, gaining fame as the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup.
One of Wales' largest family attractions and 10th best zoo in the world according to a Trip Advisor poll.
Mountain Bike Trails
BikePark Wales is the UK's first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys. Afan Forest regularly appears in top ten lists of the best mountain biking destinations in the world.
Wales Principality Stadium
The home of Welsh rugby boasts the second largest retractable roof in the world and an incredible atmosphere on match day!
Oakwood Theme Park
Ride Megaphobia, Europe's largest wooden roller coaster and considered to be one of the world's best.
Caves and Waterfalls
Voted 'Britain's Greatest Natural Wonder' by the British public and comes with a dinosaur park!
A collection of over 15 waterfalls in one of the most impressive limestone landscapes in Europe.
Beaches and Coastline
Glamorgan Heritage Coast
These famous Jurassic cliffs are a sight to behold - walk on the rick pavement beach and marvel at the round stones that roll like billiard balls across its surface.
The Gower Peninsular
The UK's first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' is one of the most beautiful corners of the British Isles.
Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve
The second highest sand dune system in Europe - known as the Welsh 'Sahara Desert'.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Britain's only coastal national park boasts some of the finest coastline scenery in Europe.
Three Cliffs Bay
One of the UK's favourite views -three sea cliffs jut out into the bay and a large stream, flows across the beach into the sea.
A highlight of the Gower Peninsula - three miles of golden sand and a grass covered rock that resembles a basking Welsh dragon.
Countryside and Gardens
Aberglasney House and Gardens
A medieval house with more than 10 acres of gardens that are considered to be among Wales' best.
Brecon Beacons National Park
The famed National Park of wild open hillsides and waterfalls. Their peak, Pen-y-Fan, is the highest point in southern Britain.
The National Botanical Gardens
The world's largest single span glass house and the first major botanical gardens to be created in the UK for over a century.
Eight miles of golden sands at Cefn Sidan, hundreds of acres of woodland and the longest toboggan run in Wales.
Red Kite Feeding Station
Over 50 red kites and buzzards visit this Black Mountain feeding station every day.
Spectacular limestone gorge scenery and dense ravine woodlands dominate this fascinating Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Towns and Cities
Capital of Wales, a major sports venue, a city centre castle and one of UK's best shopping centres.
Compared by poets for centuries with the Bay of Naples, Swansea has a huge sandy beach and is Wales' second largest city.