Holiday Attractions Swansea

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

  • Big Pit

    Blaenavon World Heritage Site, otherwise known as Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums.

  • Caerphilly Castle

    Vast and impressive, Caerphilly is Britain's second largest castle and covers 30 acres.

  • Castle Coch

    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.

  • Kidwelly Castle

    An imposing monument of Norman power whose remains are some of the most intact of any medieval Welsh castle.

  • Lancaiach Fawr

    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.

  • Pembroke Castle

    A mighty and largely intact medieval fortress located on the banks of an estuary. Endless passages, stairways and tunnels.

  • Royal Mint

    The UK's money making factory boasts over 1,000 years of history and is the world's leading export mint.

  • Tintern Abbey

    This Cistercian abbey is the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales.

Entertainment and Activities

  • Celtic Manor

    Wales' most famous golf course, gaining fame as the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

  • Folly Farm

    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

  • National Showcaves

    Voted 'Britain's Greatest Natural Wonder' by the British public and comes with a dinosaur park!

  • Waterfall Country in South Wales

    Waterfall Country

    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.

  • Worms Head

    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.

  • Pembrey Park

    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.

  • Wye Valley

    Spectacular limestone gorge scenery and dense ravine woodlands dominate this fascinating Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Towns and Cities

  • Cardiff

    Capital of Wales, a major sports venue, a city centre castle and one of UK's best shopping centres.

  • Swansea

    Compared by poets for centuries with the Bay of Naples, Swansea has a huge sandy beach and is Wales' second largest city.