South Wales

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  • 1. Gower Peninsula

    Beach–Sight

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

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  • 2. 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 Great...Read More

  • 3. 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 house...Read More

  • 4. 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 Wales...Read More

  • 5. Egypt Centre

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 6. 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 with...Read More

  • 7. National Waterfront Museum

    Maritime Quarter | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 8. Neath Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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, the...Read More

  • 9. 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, 13...Read More

  • 10. 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 the Penclawdd...Read More

  • 11. Swansea Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Founded in 1841, this museum contains a quirky and eclectic collection that includes an Egyptian mummy, local archaeological exhibits, and the...Read More

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