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Top things to do in Southern Wales

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Ranked #1 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Caverns/ Caves; 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 (Rhossili)
Ranked #2 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Gower Peninsula (Swansea)
Ranked #3 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #4 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; History 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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$19* and up
Ranked #5 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Tours
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 #6 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre in Cardiff is a fantastic experience for the whole family guaranteed to pack your day with... more » Owner description: Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre in Cardiff is a fantastic experience for the whole family guaranteed to pack your day with adrenaline and adventure!Never climbed before? It doesn’t matter! NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. Under the guidance of qualified instructors, you will step outside of your comfort zone in a safe and controlled environment. All equipment is provided – just bring your spirit of adventure and a willingness to challenge yourself!Expertly trained instructors are on hand to guide you every step of the way and pitch you against climbs that are appropriate for you.With climbing walls that reach between 4 to 12 metres in height, Boulders is designed to cater for the most intrepid explorer, through to the more sedate traveller.Boulders offer climbing activities for all ages, including:Climbing classes for children, families, students and adultsClimbing Birthday partiesIntroduction to Climbing coursesChildren’s holiday activitiesStag and hen activitiesChildren under the age of 7 will have a blast playing in Pebbles, a climbing adventure play area at Boulders, which features everything from cargo nets with mouse holes, to junior climbing walls and perspex floors!After your vertical adventures, you can relax and contemplate your achievements in the cafe, which serves an adult and kids menu, from baked potatoes and freshly baked paninis, to smoothies and milkshakes, coffee and cakes.Parents are welcome to watch any of the climbing activities, or just relax for a well earned rest in the cafe. « less
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Bute Park (Cardiff)
Ranked #7 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Nature and 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 #8 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The house in which the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born and lived with his family for the first 23 years of his life.... more » Owner description: The house in which the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born and lived with his family for the first 23 years of his life. Enter Dylan Thomas Birthplace and you go back in time to when the Thomas family bought No 5 as a new house in 1914 just a few months before Dylan was born in the front bedroom. Soak up the atmosphere of the house in which he lived for 23 years and wrote two thirds of his published work The Dylan Thomas Birthplace is unique in that it allows you to stay in the house as a visitor. When you book the house you have exclusive use during your stay. The house has a growing reputation for introducing new literary and musical talent from both Wales and the rest of the world. The house is open for house tours every day at 11am / 1pm / 3pm and the relaxed journey takes you through the beautifully restored rooms to give you an insight into life in the Edwardian era and a perfect starting point to discover just how Dylan was inspired by "...this sea-town..." These tours generally last 1hr 15mins. Pre-booking is advisable as on occasion the house is required for filming, meetings and other purposes which will mean the inability to carry out house tours at times where advertised. We do of course, apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused in these instances. Pre-booking can be done by phone or email « less
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$46* and up
Ranked #10 of 292 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 #11 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #12 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 292 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 #14 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Motorcycle Trails; Sports Complexes
Owner description: A well established family run activity centre just outside Cardiff, with over 22 years experience of providing adventure... more » Owner description: A well established family run activity centre just outside Cardiff, with over 22 years experience of providing adventure activities for all ages and occasions! We specialise in Quad Biking from 7yo - adults. We have 340 acres of wild farmland to quad bike around and a dedicated children's circuit for the younger ones!We also have Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Laser Clay Shooting on our farm. We also run Gorge Walking in the Brecon Beacons, teambuilding/corporate days and we have lots of educational activities for schools/colleges/youth groups. We can cater for any size group.We're based just outside Cardiff, not far from the town of Pontypridd. We can help with transport arrangements, food, other activities and we can help with accommodation if you want to come and stay in the area. We also run a sister company Wales Activity Breaks, where we package activity days out, activity holidays, stag weekends, hen weekends, corporate away days, teambuilding residentials and much more. There's not a lot we can't arrange, please don't hesitate to get in touch with any enquiry! « less
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Cardiff Bay (Cardiff)
Ranked #17 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums; Historic Walking Areas

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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Ranked #18 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Museums
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Roath Park (Cardiff)
Ranked #19 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Nature and Parks
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Caerphilly Castle (Caerphilly)
Ranked #20 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Nature and Parks
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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Rest Bay Beach (Porthcawl)
Ranked #23 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Beaches
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Castell Coch (Cardiff)
Ranked #24 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Tintern Abbey (Chepstow)
Ranked #27 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Religious Sites; Missions; Landmarks

 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 #28 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Nature and Parks
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Langland Bay (Swansea)
Ranked #29 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #30 of 292 attractions in Southern Wales
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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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