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Southern Wales has a lot to offer whether you are looking for a city break, relaxing on the beach or a more adventurous action packed activity holiday we have it all!

For such a small area, only around 75km (46.5 miles) east to west and around 50km(30 miles) from North to South, Southern Wales certainly fits a lot in.  Spectacular countryside, a National Park and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a dramatic coastline.

We are immensely proud of our rich history and culture, which can been seen throughout our many castles and museums, and of our ancient language which you can try out for yourself.

Above all else though, we are proud of our friendliness and welcome that we offer visitors.  Why not drop by and experience it for yourself.


Newport is a city with a surprising history. It all started with the Romans, continued through the centuries with wealthy aristocrats and continues to make history in modern times through being the first Welsh city to host the Ryder Cup. See it for yourself.

Porthcawl and Bridgend

Stretching from the dunes of Merthyr Mawr to Kenfig, the coastal area is a spectacular mix of rugged cliffs, golden sandy beaches, pretty little towns and villages and some rather unusual events.


Home to big castles, challenging mountian biking trails and 400 year old manor houses.


An Area of Outstanding Beauty, famous for its stunning scenery, plethora of castles and some trully delicious food and drink.

Blaenau Gwent

Discover the true heart of the Valleys in this hidden corner of Southern Wales

Rhondda Cynon Taf

A mix of rugged countryside, historic attractions and exciting new developments.


Within Cardiff you'll find unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference - all within walking distance.

Merthyr Tydfil

Where industrial heritage gives way to majestic mountains


Home to the Blaenavon World Heritage site and the award winning Big Pit National Coal Museum.

Vale of Glamorgan

Explore the rolling hills, market towns and beautiful coast of the Vale of Glamorgan

Featured Event Cwlwm Celtaidd, Wales' Interceltic Festival 27 Feb - 1 March

Head to Porthcawl for a weekend full of the very best in celtic song, dance and music. The Cwlwm Celtaidd sees performers from all the celtic nations come together for 3 days of festivities

Find An Event

Throughout the year, throughout the region there is always a special event happening somewhere in Southern Wales and as you'd expect, there's loads of great events coming up over the coming months.

You can search for more details and other events by using our search engine on the right...

Featured Accommodation Celtic Manor Resort Newport

Luxury accommodation and world class golf facilities.

Find A Place To Stay

Across the region you will find a wide variety of accommodation ranging from luxurious 5 star hotels, including Newport's Celtic Manor Resort to small family run B&B's deep in the glorious countryside.

If you would rather be left to your own devices there are numerous self catering properties as well as plenty of camp sites for those who want to get back to nature.

Featured Activity / Attraction Cwmcarn Forest Mountain Biking Centre Cwmcarn

Dare you take on “Y Mynydd” – one of the toughest mountain biking tracks in Europe

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Getting Here

Compact and easily accessible South East Wales is only 2 hours from London. Situated on the western side of Britain, the region has excellent transport links include an International airport, rail and ferry links.

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