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South Wales overview

South Wales is a friendly place, distinct for its countryside and known for its castle and historical sites. You'll find extensive bar and dining options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Hay Castle and Oystermouth Castle. Cardiff University and Church, College and Lighthouses Walk are popular sights to see. A family- and business-friendly area, South Wales also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in South Wales

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around South Wales has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in South Wales with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all South Wales hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best South Wales hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to South Wales

Fly in to Swansea (SWS), 38.5 mi (61.9 km) from central South Wales. Newport (XNE-Newport Train Station) is the next closest major airport, 50.2 mi (80.7 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • DEVILS BRIDGE
  • • Aberystwyth Station
  • • Talybont Borth Station

What to see around South Wales

Fun activities such as sporting events, spas and sightseeing are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Pen y Fan
  • • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum
  • • LC Swansea
  • • Treharris Park
  • • Waterwynch Day Spa
Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre
  • • National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • • Aberdare Swimming Pool
  • • Plantasia
  • • The Weir Garden
If you're interested in castles or historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Dolaucothi Gold Mines
  • • Llandovery Castle
  • • The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir
  • • Strata Florida Abbey
  • • Llanbister Methodist Church
Its beaches and countryside are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Devil's Bridge Falls
  • • Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre
  • • Gelli Aur Country Park
  • • Brecon Beacons National Park
  • • Aberystwyth Beach
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Bookends
  • • Richard Booth's Bookshop
  • • Festival Park Shopping Village
  • • Swansea Market
  • • Quadrant Shopping Centre
Top sights in the area include:
  • • Cardiff University
  • • Church, College and Lighthouses Walk
  • • Hay Castle
  • • Dylan Thomas Centre
  • • Swansea Beach

When to visit South Wales

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 11°C day, 3°C night
  • April-June: 19°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 21°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 16°C day, 3°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 7 cm
  • April-June: 4 cm
  • July-September: 6 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
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  • Historical sites
  • Beaches
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