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Visit Safely

We are delighted to welcome you back to Southern Wales and to help you visit safely. We want you to enjoy your time here, but we ask everyone who travels to and around Wales always to respect our local communities and beautiful countryside.

To make the most of your time here, please plan ahead and follow the advice and guidance on the changing COVID-19 situation from the Welsh Government.


Regional Overview

We are split into distinctive areas, each with their own character and charm.

The areas of Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly, Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf are well known for their history and heritage, whilst nearby Monmouthshire is more rural and famed for its fabulous food and drink.

Newport and Cardiff are thriving cities with some world class attractions whilst along Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan is a mix of coastal resorts, market towns and fabulous countryside.

Why not drop by and experience it for yourself.

Travelling to South Wales

Compact and easily accessible Southern Wales is only 2 hours down the M4 from London whilst Birmingham and the West Midlands are only an hour or so from our borders.

Southern Wales enjoys exceptional road links via the M4 (from London and South East England) and the M50/M5 (from the Midlands and North) ensuring that much of Britain, including gateway airports and ferry terminals, are within a 3-hour drive.

A comprehensive road system links all the major towns, while many towns and villages are well served by the local train network which connects with the mainline stations. For more information on getting to, and around Southern Wales visit Travel Line Cymru

Maps & Guides

There’s nothing like planning ahead and organising the details for your visit.

Here are some handy maps and destination guides that you can download for free to help you explore the region!