A holiday in South Wales would not be complete without a visit to Cardiff, a buzzing metropolis home to cultural attractions, cool bars, quirky shops, popular sporting venues and a magnificent castle. Likewise, places like Newport and Cowbridge are well worth a visit, but if you want to escape the hustle and bustle completely then the Wye Valley, which inspired poets like Wordsworth and painters like Turner, is an enchanting destination for hiking, horse riding and kayaking.
The valleys of South Wales, for example Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly and Blaenavon, are picture-postcard perfect and a haven for outdoor adventures. The market town of Abergavenny is well known for its foodie credentials as well as its lovely historic buildings. And the Vale of Usk is just the place to intentionally get lost for a day or two. Want cosmopolitan attractions, famous filming locations, rolling hills and watersports all in the same place? A holiday in South Wales is what you need.