Plan your visit to South Wales! We went on a mini road trip during a beautiful bank holiday weekend to explore this beautiful part of Great Britain. Expect stunning beaches and coastal paths, the Brecon Beacons with a lot of green and the cuteness of book shop galore town Hay-on-Wye. We will certainly visit again South Wales again.
Where to sleep in South Wales
Campground Hillend - Oh boy it gets busy at Campground Hillend in Gower. I know why, so close to the beach and a surf walhalla, we should have known better. But hey, if you don't mind, you'll get a bit of the Welsch outdoor experience. Llangennith, Hillend, Gower SA3 1JD, United Kingdom - hillendcamping.com
Places to visit in South Wales
Cardiff - The capital of Wales and famous for the Rugby Stadium and Cardiff Castle. We only had a little stop over here from our way to London to explore Southern Wales. If you go for an outdoorsy weekend I wouldn't spend much time here, but who am I? The Mumbles - It already sounds cute, The Mumbles in Swansea Bay area. A picture perfect little town. A great first stop before driving the rest of the Gower Peninsula.
Three Cliffs Bay near Southgate - Park your car as this is only accessible by foot. Be prepared from amazing views from the three limestone cliffs and walk part of Wales coastal path. It won't disappoint, I promise.
Carreg Cennen Castle - Within the Brecon Beacons National Park you'll find the spectacular Carreg Cennen castle. Very dramatic and for people with a romantic soul. Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, United Kingdom - cadw.gov.wales
Brecon Beacons National Park - The great outdoors of South Wales are the Brecon Beacons, if you don't have enough time to visit the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. A beautiful national park with miles and miles of greenery landscapes and countless walking routes. I felt like a true Welsch man. breconbeacons.org Hay-on-Wye - Book lovers like us will go crazy in cute little book town Hay-on-Wye. Book shelfs, book stores, new and second hand. This is your dream coming true with over twenty book stores. Visit in early summer for its world-famous literary festival. hay-on-wye.co.uk
Tintern Abbey - On the west banks of the river Wye you'll find stunning Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131. A magnificent abbey to visit, you don't find many of these. Tintern Abbey, Tintern NP16 6SE, United Kingdom - cadw.gov.wales
Other local tips for South Wales
Walk one of the trails in the Brecon Beacons. The Four Falls Trail of ~ 5.6 miles / 9 km through Waterfall Country visits four stunning falls set in beautiful woodlands.
Want to know more about South Wales
Website of Visit Wales
Website of Southern Wales Website of the Brecon Beacons National Park Website of Swansea Bay