South Wales Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in South Wales - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Cardiff 14

Swansea 11

Abergavenny 7

Tenby 6

Brecon 5

Merthyr Mawr 2

Cardigan and the Teifi Valley 2

St. David's 2

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Cave 1

Forest 1

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House/ Mansion/ Villa 4

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 2

Island 1

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Museum/ Gallery 12

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Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 5

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Sports Venue 1

Tour–Sight 2

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Abergavenny Castle and Museum

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Built early in the 11th century, this castle witnessed a tragic event on Christmas Day, 1176: the Norman knight William de Braose invited...

Big Pit National Coal Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

For hundreds of years, South Wales has been famous for its mining industry. Decades of decline—particularly during the 1980s—left...

Blaenavon Ironworks

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 1789 Blaenavon Ironworks traces the entire process of iron production in the late 18th century. Well-preserved...

Raglan Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Impressively complete from the front, majestically ruined within, Raglan was built in the 15th century and was the childhood home of...

St. Mary's Vale

  • Forest

These ancient woodlands are at their best in fall, but a beautiful spot at any time of year. Nearby, the Hershey's Kiss–shape Sugar...

Tintern Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Literally a stone's throw from the English border, Tintern is one of the region's most romantic monastic ruins. Founded in 1131 and dissolved...

Tretower Court

  • House/Mansion/Villa

An extremely rare surviving example of a fortified medieval manor house, Tretower Court was built in the early 1300s and expanded in...

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