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.
Campings 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 book 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
Hiking and Waking Trails South Wales
South Wales offers a variety of stunning hiking and walking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some of the best hiking and walking trails in South Wales:
Brecon Beacons National Park – Black Mountains | This range, located in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons, offers a variety of hiking options, including the Black Hill and Hay Bluff.
Brecon Beacons National Park - Pen y Fan | The highest peak in South Wales offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. There are several routes to the summit, catering to different levels of hikers.
Brecon Beacons National Park - Four WaterFalls Walk | ~ 5.6 miles / 9 km through Waterfall Country visits four stunning falls set in beautiful woodlands.
Brecon Beacons National Park - Waterfall Country | Explore the beautiful waterfalls in the southern part of the Brecon Beacons, including Henrhyd Falls and Sgwd yr Eira.
Gower Peninsula - Rhossili Bay | Enjoy a walk along the sandy shores of Rhossili Bay and take in the view from the Rhossili Down.
Gower Peninsula - Worm's Head | A striking tidal island that can be reached by a causeway during low tide. It's a great place for a coastal hike.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path | This long-distance trail runs along the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline, offering incredible sea views, cliffs, and wildlife spotting opportunities.
Three Cliffs Bay Walk | Located in the Gower Peninsula, this coastal walk takes you to the iconic Three Cliffs Bay, passing through woodlands and sand dunes.
Want to know more about South Wales
Website of Visit Wales