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

Tenby 6

Brecon 5

Merthyr Mawr 2

Cardigan and the Teifi Valley 2

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5 Cwmdonkin Drive

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Dylan Thomas was born in this suburban Edwardian house, which remains a place of pilgrimage for the poet's devotees. You can wander the...

Dylan Thomas Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

Situated on the banks of the Tawe close to the Maritime Quarter, the Dylan Thomas Centre serves as the National Literature Centre for...

Egypt Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

A substantial collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts is on display here, including bead necklaces from the time of Tutankhamun and...

Gower Peninsula

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This peninsula, which stretches westward from Swansea, was the first part of Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural...

Maritime Quarter

  • Neighborhood/Street

Swansea was extensively bombed during World War II, and its old dockland has reemerged as the splendid Maritime Quarter, a modern marina...

National Botanic Garden of Wales

  • Garden/Arboretum

This 568-acre, 18th-century estate is dotted with lakes, fountains, and a Japanese garden. The centerpiece is the Norman Foster–designed...

National Waterfront Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in a construction of steel, slate, and glass grafted onto a historic redbrick building, the National Waterfront Museum's galleries...

Neath Abbey

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Built in the 12th century, this abbey was, in its day, one of the largest and most important in the British Isles. Though just a shell,...

Richard Burton Trail

  • Trail/Path

Two walking trails celebrate the early life of the revered Welsh actor, who died in 1984. Burton was born in the village of Pontrhydyfen,...

Swansea Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Swansea's covered market, part of Quadrant Shopping Centre, is one of the best fresh-foods markets in Wales. You can buy cockles from...