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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Abergavenny 7

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Brecon 5

Merthyr Mawr 2

Cardigan and the Teifi Valley 2

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Caerphilly Castle

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One of the largest and most impressive fortresses in Wales, and one of the few still to be surrounded by its original moat, Caerphilly...

Caerwent Roman Town

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Romans founded the little town of Caerwent, just a couple of miles into Wales from the Severn Crossing, in AD 75. The remains of...

Cardiff Bay

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Perhaps the most potent symbol of Cardiff's 21st-century rebirth, this upscale district is a 10-minute cab ride from Cardiff Central...

Cardiff Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

A mishmash of styles, from austere Norman keep to over-the-top Victorian mansion, Cardiff Castle is an odd but beguiling place, located...

Castell Coch

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Perched on a hillside is this fairy-tale castle. The turreted Red Castle was built on the site of a medieval stronghold in the 1870s,...

Doctor Who Experience

  • Local Interest–Sight

The phenomenally popular BBC TV series—which has been made in Wales since 2005—marked its 50th anniversary in 2013, and this suitably...

Llandaff Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

In a suburb that retains its village feeling, you can visit this cathedral, which was repaired after serious bomb damage in World War...

Millennium Stadium

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The modern, 72,000-seat stadium beside the River Taff is the spiritual home of Welsh rugby. The stadium's retractable roof enables it...

National Museum Cardiff

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At this splendid museum, you can learn about the story of Wales through its archaeology, art, and industry. The Evolution of Wales gallery...


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Topped by a distinctive redbrick clock tower, the Victorian Gothic Pierhead contains a good exhibition on Welsh history, including a...