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Things to do in Southern Wales

South Wales has a lot to offer whether you are looking for a city break, relaxing on the beach or a more adventurous action packed activity holiday.

So if you are planning a trip to the area make sure you put us on your itinerary.

Other Adventures to Discover

If you live close by and have never visited did you know that we are just 20 miles from Cardiff?
After your first visit we are sure you will keep coming back again and again to enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery.

Whatever you do during your visit, we hope you enjoy you adventure– and come back soon!

See Visit Southern Wales  to explore more days out nearby.

What will you do first?


We are just 20 miles from the capital city Cardiff and 10 from the city of Newport. Cardiff is a compact city with many things to see and do all in walking distance. Top places to visit in the city centre include Cardiff Castle, National Museum Cardiff and the home of Welsh rugby, the Principality Stadium. Cardiff Bay is a short distance away from the city centre and can be reached on foot by bus or train. It is Europe’s Largest Waterfront Development with restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions like Wales Millennium Centre.

Monmouthshire & Torfaen

Fun fact: the boundary between Monmouthshire and Torfaen runs right through the lake along the former Sôr Brook. The town of Cwmbran in Torfaen offers free parking and easy access to the shopping centre. Pontypool has an historic indoor market dating back to 1690 with a vibrant weekly outdoor market held every Wednesday. The largest town in Monmouthshire is Abergavenny, other towns and villages include Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth, Magor and Usk. Here you can find mighty castles, market towns and gorgeous gardens to discover.

Weekend Breaks

You can easily spend the whole day here exploring our walking trails, trying new watersports and enjoying our land activities. So why not stay over in a spa hotel, self-catering cottage or farmhouse bed & breakfast and explore further afield. Itinerary idea Visit Blaenavon. Set in 33 square kilometres, the attractions, events, activities and landscape make a perfect destination for a day out. The main attractions such as Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks, the World Heritage Centre and Blaenavon Heritage Railway are all just a few minutes’ drive or walk from each other.