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Things to do in Southern Wales

 

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Big Pit: National Coal Museum (Torfaen)
Ranked #1 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the... more » Owner description: Take a unique underground tour of a real coalmine, where hundreds of men, women and children once worked to extract the precious mineral that stoked furnaces and lit the household fires of the world. « less
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Rhossili Bay (Swansea)
Ranked #2 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Gower Peninsula (Swansea)
Ranked #3 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Geologic Formations
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Ranked #4 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites

The National History Museum, St Fagans, still commonly referred to by its former title 'The Museum of Welsh Life', this is a fantastic 100 acre park on the edge of Cardiff filled... more »

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Ranked #5 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Tours
Owner description: This is a ghost walk with a difference, for adults and older children (min age 12) brought to you by "Cardiff History and... more » Owner description: This is a ghost walk with a difference, for adults and older children (min age 12) brought to you by "Cardiff History and Hauntings" offering professional guided walks discovering Cardiff's past - on this walk you are in a city but can enjoy a mystical rural atmosphere, a chilling torch lit Cardiff ghost tour in an ancient village setting amidst ruins, graveyards and wooded lanes, with the spirits of those long dead – sad phantoms, strange lights, and sinister entities. Just a 10 minute bus ride from Cardiff Castle. « less
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Ranked #6 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Taskforce is South Wales' premier paintballing and outdoor activity centre. We offer an exciting range of activities... more » Owner description: Taskforce is South Wales' premier paintballing and outdoor activity centre. We offer an exciting range of activities including paintballing, laser tag, archery and teambuilding command tasks – if you love the outdoor life, you'll find something for you at Taskforce. Easy access for playing paintball from Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport and Swansea, just 50 yards off the main A48. We are the largest site in South Wales with 30 acres, and 12 different game fields/zones. Games for Adults & Juniors (Low impact kids paintball for 8 years and above)We are an owner managed site and all the photos that you see on our website are taken at our 30 acre paintball site. Other national paintball chains will show photos on their websites of the best game fields from sites all across the UK. We would like you to know that all the props you see on our website you will find at our site at Cowbridge. If you are quoted a better price or package elsewhere please give us the chance to match it! We specialise in Kids birthday parties from age 8 upwards, Stag Parties, Hen Parties, Junior & Adult Birthday's, corporate and work outings for all ages, paintballing is a fun exciting high adrenaline sport. « less
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Ranked #7 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Theaters
Owner description: We’re so much more than a theatre. Our visitors enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance,... more » Owner description: We’re so much more than a theatre. Our visitors enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants... there is something for everyone. « less
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Ranked #8 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Tours
This huge stadium is home to Wales' national rugby team and opera; tours of the premises are available.
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Ranked #9 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Delta Force Paintball Cardiff is set in picturesque woodland and provides players with a stunning backdrop when they are out... more » Owner description: Delta Force Paintball Cardiff is set in picturesque woodland and provides players with a stunning backdrop when they are out paintballing. Cardiff paintballing has always been a popular pursuit and with it's 6 games zones including, d-day scenarios, large replica castles, haunted graveyards and Viet Cong Villages caters for the most demanding of paintball players. The centre is conveniently located close to the M4, easily accessible by car or public transport. « less
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Ranked #10 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: This art museum contains a wonderful collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; it also contains a gallery... more » Owner description: This art museum contains a wonderful collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art; it also contains a gallery devoted to contemporary Welsh artists. « less
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Ranked #11 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Welcome to Ty Ebbw Fach located in Six Bells. Named after the river running past, We have a Heritage Centre full of stories... more » Owner description: Welcome to Ty Ebbw Fach located in Six Bells. Named after the river running past, We have a Heritage Centre full of stories from Six Bells and it’s the place to find out all about the stunning Guardian Miners Memorial which is only a short walk away. So why not pop in and see us before or after your unforgettable trip to Guardian? On the first floor is a conference room which can be hired for functions. Accessible by lift, this room is used for meetings, christening parties, birthday parties. Please contact us if you would like further information. « less
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Ranked #12 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Beaches
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Bute Park (Cardiff)
Ranked #13 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Parks
Owner description: Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland that forms the 'green heart' of Cardiff. The site is... more » Owner description: Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland that forms the 'green heart' of Cardiff. The site is managed by Cardiff Council and is currently undergoing a major £5.6M restoration project supported by a £3.1M grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2009 which will restore some important historic features, provide new facilities and help tell the park's fascinating story. At 56 hectares (equivalent to 75 football pitches), Bute Park is one of the largest urban parks in Wales and comprises a broad mix of historic landscape, urban woodland, sports pitches, arboretum, horticultural features and river corridor. Bute Park offers something for everyone including the Bute Park Education Centre, 3 wonderful cafes, toilet facilities, a woodland balance trail, sculpture trail, fitness trail and a varied events programme. Easily accessible from the centre of Cardiff, Bute Park is listed along with Cardiff Castle as a Grade 1 historic designed landscape and contains the fascinating site of a former Blackfriars Friary which is a scheduled ancient monument. The magnificent Arboretum contains 41 Champion trees, the tallest or widest of their species in the UK or Ireland, which is more than any other public park in the UK. Along with the rest of the rare tree collection, the stunning Herbaceous Border, and the range of wildlife present, Bute Park and Arboretum is worth a visit all year round. « less
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Clyne Gardens (Swansea)
Ranked #14 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #15 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #16 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens
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Cardiff Bay (Cardiff)
Ranked #17 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums

Cardiff bay is the former docks area that has been transformed into one of Europe'a largest waterfront development with a freshwater lake, a barrage that separates the lake from... more »

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Caerphilly Castle (Caerphilly)
Ranked #18 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles
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Roath Park (Cardiff)
Ranked #19 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Parks
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Caswell Bay (Swansea)
Ranked #20 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #21 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Museums
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Raglan Castle (Raglan)
Ranked #22 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles
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Ranked #23 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: SurfGSD is the ONLY licensed surf school by The City and County Of Swansea in the area and is the only surf school allowed to... more » Owner description: SurfGSD is the ONLY licensed surf school by The City and County Of Swansea in the area and is the only surf school allowed to run surfing lessons at Caswell Bay, near Mumbles Village.About SurfGSD:Established over a decade ago, SurfGSD is one of the premier British Surfing Association approved surf schools. Recently featured on The Gadget show when Jason Bradbury had an indoor surfing lesson with us. Then Anna Richardson of the C4 Supersize versus Superskinny took an outdoor surfing lesson with us at Caswell Bay, Swansea. We have also been in the highly acclaimed Coast magazine, Times, Guardian, Observer, Daily Mirror, and the Independant. Our moto is Surfing for Everyone! « less
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Ranked #24 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Bridges
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Langland Bay (Swansea)
Ranked #25 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Bodies of Water
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Tintern Abbey (Chepstow)
Ranked #26 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Religious Sites; Missions

 Re Tintern Abbey  ( Cistercian ) in the beautiful Wye Valley  Monmouthshire ,southern Wales, 2008 there was a small landslip which cause some inconvenience to those wanting to... more »

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Ranked #27 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #28 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Religious Sites
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Cyfarthfa Castle (Merthyr Tydfil)
Ranked #29 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles
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Ranked #30 of 320 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Dams
This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
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