South Wales offers visitors a feast of possibilities and truly encompasses the best of the British Isles in all areas. Whether guests hope to have an active, outdoor break or a relaxing, city visit, South Wales guarantees to be the most perfect destination.
Rich in history and with innovative modern design, South Wales allows visitors to immerse themselves in a varied, fascinating and enticing trip that can satisfy all interests. The following are some of the must-see and do attractions in South Wales.
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a diverse and bustling city that marries modern day attractions and glorious history. The shopping in Cardiff is first rate and sporting attractions and events are available all year through.
For tourists with an historical appetite, Cardiff Castle, St Fagans Natural History Museum and Cardiff Bay offer exceptional opportunities to learn and be entertained. TV fans are likely to marvel at the city’s Dr Who Experience, which encourages visitors to immerse themselves into the sci-fi world and learn more about the characters, set and storylines.Millennium Stadium, home to some of the UK’s Olympic Games of 2012, is an excellent attraction for sports fans.
Guided tours are available and behind the scenes exploration makes this a truly entertaining day out.
The South Wales Valleys are as magnificent a natural area as any other part of the world. These valleys are home to mountains, farmland, small villages and as much tradition as one small location could hold.
Breathing in the fresh air at the top of a Welsh mountain is as invigorating as can be imagined and with some towering heights (in particular, Pen-y-Fan, one of the Welsh Three Peaks), a true achievement for even the most experienced walker.
With a rich history, the Valleys of South Wales offer excellent attractions. Visitors are encouraged to experience mining museums, castles, ironworks and pony trekking adventures. With handmade crafts and foods at every turn, the Valleys is an unforgettable and homely destination and who could ever feel down when listening to the beautiful Welsh accent?!
The rugged and strong coastline of South Wales is stunning and well worth a visit. This is especially true of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. This historical coastline is home to some wonderful family holiday destinations and as such, entertainment is available all year round.
Seaside trips are guaranteed to bring some honest fun, with ample opportunities to hire a surf or body board and try your hand at a watersport or two. With country parks, designer shopping, castles and lakes, Glamorgan demands that visitors return often to ensure that they have the opportunity to experience all that is on offer.
Another highlight of this stunning part of the British Isles is the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk. This area is covered in history and is renowned for being the borderland ruled by King Arthur, a favourite settlement for Romans and Normans and one of Turner’s fondest sketching locations.
The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk are the perfect destination for history enthusiast, with sights and attractions including abbeys, forts, ruins and castles. Furthermore, this area hosts multiple markets and food festivals, encouraging locally produced culinary treats and crafts to be manufactured and sold. Such events are a community experience and enable tourists to experience tradition with a sincere, warm welcome from locals.
So go ahead visit Cymru!