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Southern Wales is filled with castles and beaches, hills and adventures. It's a compact destination for family holidays, romantic short breaks and for packed group visits. Take a look at what's on offer.

South Wales

Discover South Wales

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!

Southern Wales has loads to offer. 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.

South Wales

Family Days Out on a Budget

Southern Wales has lots to explore with your family - here are some ideas of beaches, country parks and areas to go for a walk - just pack a picnic and you can have a great family day out on a budget. Tag us on your Instagram posts - we'd love to see what you get up to!

Food and Drink Attractions

Discover the secrets of wine, go behind the scenes with a beer maker, or make your own gin; there are loads of fascinating attractions across Southern Wales.

White Castle Vineyard - Glyndwr Vineyard - Hensol Castle Distillery - The Sugarloaf Vineyard - Tintern Parva Vineyard - The Dell Vineyard - Tiny Rebel Brewery - Spirit of Wales - Llanerch Vineyard and Hotel

Tasty Food across Southern Wales

Across Southern Wales we've got a diverse selection of food producers - some with a long heritage, others more recently formed. When you visit the region, make sure that you call into some of these great foodie destinations, or pick up the locally made goodies. 

Sidolis Ice Cream - Mogsy Belle - Scout Coffee - Moody Sow Farm Shop - Forage Farm Shop - Anglo Oregon Brewery - Peterston Tea Estate - Little Dragon Pizza - Bedwellty House and Park - Newport Market - Goodsheds Barry - Big Dog Coffee Ltd - Tredegar Arms

A family weekend adventure

Southern Wales has loads of ideas for family adventures - see how Laura Side Street and her family enjoyed a weekend in a forest, mountain biking, getting close to nature, visiting the biggest castle in Wales and great food. There are loads of ideas for things that you can enjoy.

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Camping and Caravaning in Southern Wales

From the hills to the coast, there are lots of caravan and camping sites that allow you to connect with nature and enjoy your visit exploring the area. Here are some ideas for sites to base yourself - and you can find many more sites in the Places to stay section.

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Weekend Break in Cardiff

Looking for ideas for a weekend away - then take a look at what London Unattached got up to when they visited Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan recently. They enjoyed a packed weekend with boat trips, great food, an amazing castle and a tour around Gavin and Stacey film sets. 

Thrills and Beaches with Luci

Van Life with Luci discovered how Southern Wales gives you hills and beaches really close together - so you can enjoy walking and adventures (like ZipWorld Tower) and a day at the beach all within a 2 day break.

Inspire Me

Experience the thrills of cycling down our mountains or taking things at a more sedate pace with a gentle walk in the hills.

Group Visits

Here you’ll find an overview of what Southern Wales has to offer, from accommodation, things to do, guides, coach parking and itineraries.


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