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Ranked #1 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Caverns/ Caves; Specialty Museums; 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 (Rhossili)
Ranked #2 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Gower Peninsula (Swansea)
Ranked #3 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums

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 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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$19* and up
Ranked #6 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Tours; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Millennium Stadium is the home of the Welsh national rugby team and hosted previous Rugby World Cups, Olympics events and... more » Owner description: The Millennium Stadium is the home of the Welsh national rugby team and hosted previous Rugby World Cups, Olympics events and international soccer games. Tours of the Millennium Stadium are available through out the week. « less
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Ranked #7 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Tours; Cultural
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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Clyne Gardens (Swansea)
Ranked #8 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Bute Park (Cardiff)
Ranked #9 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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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Ranked #10 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
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 #11 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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$40* and up
Ranked #13 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and... more » Owner description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art. The building also has galleries showing the diverse natural history of Wales, as well as a journey taking you through the Evolution of Wales from the very beginnings of time to the present day. « less
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Ranked #14 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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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Raglan Castle (Raglan)
Ranked #15 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Roath Park (Cardiff)
Ranked #16 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Cardiff Bay (Cardiff)
Ranked #17 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums; Landmarks

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 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Our very first Welsh tree top adventure, located in Margam Country Park, and home to the largest deer herd in Wales. An... more » Owner description: Our very first Welsh tree top adventure, located in Margam Country Park, and home to the largest deer herd in Wales. An unforgettable day out. Enjoy some splendid landscapes as you swing through our trees and fly down our zip slides. « less
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Ranked #21 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Wyndcliffe Court Gardens are Grade II listed and designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Designed by H. Avray Tipping, friend... more » Owner description: Wyndcliffe Court Gardens are Grade II listed and designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Designed by H. Avray Tipping, friend of Gertrude Jekyll and Editor of Country Life magazine, they were completed in 1922 and are probably the best example of their type in Wales. With sculpted topiary, a sunken garden, a summerhouse, walled gardens, fountains, lily ponds and a bowling lawn leading on to wooded walks, they are a national treasure not to be missed. Now open to the public on a regular basis, they are showcasing contemporary sculptures by local and well-known British artists. The collection features hundreds of sculptures in a wide variety of mediums, sizes and styles situated throughout the garden and offering the opportunity to view and purchase beautiful sculpture with an outstanding backdrop.Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 3 May - 29 September, 11am - 6pm. Annual entrance to the gardens is £4 (pay once and return the rest of the year for free!) Discounts for pre-booked group visits and coach companies. « less
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Tintern Abbey (Chepstow)
Ranked #22 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Religious Sites; Missions; Cultural

 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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Langland Bay (Swansea)
Ranked #23 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Castell Coch (Cardiff)
Ranked #24 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Dams; Landmarks
This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
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Ranked #28 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Tredegar House (Newport)
Ranked #30 of 246 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th-century houses in the whole of the British Isles. Only 10 miles east of... more »

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