Places to visit

Whether you have a destination in mind, or you feel like exploring South Wales, below is a list of places of interest throughout South Wales. From family friendly days out to walks around the beautiful scenery that Wales is renowned for.

National Museum Cardiff

Discover art, archaeology, natural history and geology of Wales.

St Fagan’s National History Museum

St Fagan’s is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.

National Waterfront Museum Swansea

The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

National Roman Legion Museum Caerleon

In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon. At the National Roman Legion Museum you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them.

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

Newport's Museum and Art Gallery houses fascinating displays of archaeology, art, natural sciences and local history.

St David’s Hall

Situated in the heart of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, St David's Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales.

Millennium Stadium Cardiff

The venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue. Hosting sporting, music and many more events every year.

Cardiff City Stadium

The Cardiff City Stadium is a 26828 all-seated sports stadium the home of Cardiff City Football Club, the stadium also hosts the home matches of the Cardiff Blues rugby union team.

Liberty Stadium Swansea

The stadium is home to Swansea City Football and the Ospreys Rugby Union,the first Premier League ground in Wales.

Ffos Las Racecourse, Llanelli

The racecourse has brought back top class racing to West Wales for the first time since 1937.

Chepstow Racecourse

The racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located just outside the town of Chepstow in Monmouthshire.

Wales Millennium Centre

Located in the Cardiff Bay area. The center hosts performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals.

New Theatre, Cardiff

Located in Cardiff city centre on Park Place, close to Cathays Park. The theatre has a capacity of 1,144, and hosts a number of touring productions including Musical theatre, plays and children's shows and also presents an annual Christmas pantomime.

Grand Theatre Swansea

A performing arts venue in the centre of Swansea Wales. The Grand Theatre is the base for the UK's only Russian ballet company, the Swansea Ballet Russe.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Located in the heart of the city. Hosting a variety of events, from world-class concerts and entertainment to conferences, sporting events, exhibitions and trade shows.

Tredegar House

One of the finest examples of a Restoration house in Britain. Many of the rooms have been restored and reflect the rise and fall of the Morgan family through time.

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Experience the life of a coal miner in the valleys. The highlight of the Big Pit experience is the underground guided tour, where visitors are kitted up and taken down 300ft underground for a first-hand glimpse into the working conditions faced by the miners.

Brecon Beacons

The beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park stretches across Wales, above Gwent and Glamorgan and through much of Powys.

Caerphilly Castle

One of the largest castles in the UK, Caerphilly Castle remains an outstanding example of Anglo-Norman defensive architecture.

Castell Coch

A ‘fairytale’ castle nestled in the south of the valleys, on the border of Cardiff. Built in the late 19th century on the remains of a 14th century Norman stronghold.

Cyfarthfa Castle

Built in the 1820s for the William Crawshay, ironmaster of Merthyr’s Cyfarthfa Ironworks. Part of the building now houses a museum, containing both local artefacts and an eclectic selection of Egyptian, Greek and Asian pieces.

Rhondda Heritage Park

Built on the site of the Lewis Merthyr colliery. With an indoor recreation of a 1950s street, complete with three shops, cottage and the Black Gold Tour an interactive experience of the sights, sound and smells a miner would have experienced in the colliery. There is an art gallery with exhibits from both local and national artists.

Cardiff Castle

One of Wales' leading heritage attractions. During 2000 years of history, the Castle has been a Roman Garrison, a Norman stronghold and in Victorian times was transformed into a gothic fairytale fantasy.

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