Discovering the industrial heritage of the South Wales Valleys and the Glamorgan Heritage coast.

South Wales

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The Romans set up camp in Cardiff 2,000 years ago. Their fort has since grown into a fabulous city-centre castle. It’s a surprising sight that sets the tone for the entire region. Forgive the cliché but we really are full of surprises. Take the Valleys. This former industrial powerhouse, transformed over the last few decades, is now filled with forest and country parks, not coalmines. Afan Forest Park is listed along with California and Chamonix for its world class mountain biking. Back in Cardiff, you’ll find a contemporary waterfront city – familiar to fans of Doctor Who – that has reinvented itself. Just a short hop in one direction there’s the undiscovered Glamorgan Heritage Coast, and in the other the wooded Wye Valley, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, South Wales will come up with the kind of experience you’re looking for.

Our Take...

Spend time in Cardiff, Wales’s cosmopolitan capital where art, shopping sport and history compete for your attention.