South Wales Guide
South Wales is the home to our capital city, Cardiff. A city well known not just for its rugby (Come on Wales!) but also for its heritage. The commanding medieval motte and bailey Castle is situated in the middle of Cardiff City Centre and is protected by substantial defensive walls. Within the castle grounds is also a Victorian gothic revival mansion which makes for a very grand and striking impression to all visitors coming to Cardiff.
Doctor Who is also filmed in the capital and the surrounding areas. The popular and long-running TV show now has a Doctor Who Experience in picturesque Cardiff Bay, a must see for all the ‘Whovians’ out there.
The Gower Peninsula was the first part of the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it still lives up to this incredible conservation title. A massive third of the Gower’s countryside is either a National Nature Reserve or a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The award winning beaches in this region are a must for someone looking for a fabulous beach holiday, with sand that runs between your toes and the waves perfect for people wanting to catch a few waves! Some of the beaches are so superb that over the years, they have been voted in the top four best beaches throughout Britain.
Not only is the Gower Peninsula famed for its fantastic countryside and beaches, but also for its heritage. The area has over a thousand archaeological sites including castles, abbeys and caves.