South Wales is one of those places that has it all. Home to the capital, Cardiff, it’s a hub of Welsh culture, sporting events and all with easy access to coastal hikes and the tranquillity of the Wye Valley. The stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons, the urban Cardiff hub and the incredible coasts and castles make it easy to see why it is such a spectacular holiday destination.
The South Wales valleys were the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, harnessing all the coal that would then power a shift to the modern world. Today, you can visit the Ironworks and the Big Pit, both of which have been preserved in its original condition when the coal production halted in 1980.
Home to the Brecon Beacons, which is widely considered one of the most beautiful parts of Wales (if not Britain), South Wales has something for everyone. If you only have a day or two in your itinerary to see South Wales, then you couldn’t do any better than spending it exploring the many charming valleys, old mining communities, unique museums and castles.
If you want to find out more about places to visit in South Wales, then you’re in the right place. Browse our useful guides to see the top places to visit, complete with local tips and insider knowledge.