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Southern Wales Attractions Map

Discover Southern Wales

Southern Wales is just 3 hours from the centre of London. It is a region filled with history, glorious landscapes, and a welcoming community, all around the capital city of Wales, Cardiff.

Cardiff has great hotels, a unique shopping experience, an amazing castle, 2 National Museums and much more. It is a great base for exploring the region.

One of the most magical things about Southern Wales is that we have over 30 castles to visit.

·        The largest in Wales – Caerphilly Castle.

·        The most magical – Castle Coch.

·        And even a castle built by the Ironmasters, Cyfarthfa Castle.


Of course, our history stretches back much further to the Romans, and we have the Legionary Fortress of Caerleon for you to visit.

You can also see what life was like in 1645 at Llancaiach Fawr Manor, and you can visit the amazing Tredegar House with its gilded reception room.

By contrast, you can experience the hard life of ordinary workers in the iron and coal industries, by going underground at Big Pit National Coal Museum or at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park or by visiting memorials to those who died whilst deep underground such as Guardian.


We have some amazing, unique attractions, such as The Royal Mint, where the story of money is told. Then there is a legendary Rockfield Studios where bands like Queen and Oasis have recorded their hits and the Welsh Perfumery where you can create your own perfume inspired by the Welsh landscapes.

The adventurous might like to fly through the air at Zip World Tower and enjoy the views or try out Bike Park Wales. Or you can try out the unique Transporter Bridge in Newport.

We are lucky to have lots of great local food producers. Here are some of the producers that you can visit and taste their produce, including six vineyards and a gin producer in a castle.


Across the region you will find a wide variety of accommodation. Whatever the size and budget of your group there'll be something to suit your needs.


You'll never be short of things to.  Castles, museums, stadiums, vineyards and coal mines are just some of the brilliant attractions on offer. 


With so much to see and do we've put together some suggested itineraries for you so you don't leave anything out.

Group Travel Guides

New to South Wales? Take a look at our handy list of resources to make your visit as enjoyable as possible!

Coach Parking & Drop Off

Find out where to drop off your passengers, park your coach or get further information about the region.

Tour Guides

Make sure you get the most out of your visit to the region by hiring the services of a Blue Badge tour guide.

Recording - Travel Trade Webinar

Revisit the Webinar held on 1st July - with links to all businesses who presented.

Group Buyer Showcase

The ideal opportunity for the coach and tour industry to organise their new tours, holidays and excursions. 

Familiarisation Visits

Come and take part in a familiarisation visits and experience the Southern Wales group offer for yourself. 


Browse a range of content including image library and videos and find out how we can help with press visits.