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25 Must Visit Places in South Wales

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Top 25 Places to Visit in South Wales

We moved to Wales from Birmingham in 2005 when Mr AA and I chose a slice of rural life for our young family. It was the best decision we have made. We have done lots of exploring in the years since we made Wales our home and thought we would share our top 25 places to visit in Wales.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and there are so many other places we are still to visit so we may well update the list in the future and look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.


1 Carreg Cennen

2 Kidwelly

3 Weobley

4 Dinefwr

5 Dryslwyn

6 Carmarthen

7 Llanseffan

8 Cardiff

9 Candleston

10 Caerphilly

It is difficult to choose an overall favourite from this list. Caerphilly is spectacular and I have many happy memories of Kidwelly as a child and taking my own children to visit but I was blown away by Weobley Castle.

It was a spur of the moment decision to go and find it and you could so easily miss it if you were not looking. I will not reveal too much and let you explore and discover it for yourselves but it is well worth the visit.

Castell Coch is high on my bucket list to visit soon.


11 Pembrey

12 North Dock

13 Llansteffan

14 New Quay

15 Tenby

16 Merthyr Mawr

Tenby and New Quay are great family days out and North Dock is top for dog walking. Dogs are also allowed on a section of Pembrey beach all year.

My favourite though is Merthyr Mawr. It boasts having the largest sand dunes in Europe although I have not confirmed if this claim is true. Regardless though it has a stunning nature reserve walk and there is definitely a dune challenge that you can attempt if you are feeling brave. The stunning beach is a delight for sea glass and driftwood hunting.


17 Neath Abbey

18 Margam Park

19 Four Waterfalls Walk

20 Dan yr Orgaf Caves

21 Coed Troserch Wood

22 Talley Abbey

23 Whiteford Light House

24 Llyn Llech Owain

25 Llyn y Fan Fach

These are all top days out which is why they are on the list. Whiteford Lighthouse is a difficult route and you need good solid footwear. The Four Waterfalls is spectacular and has a range of routes and walks to suit all levels.

My absolute number one favourite, however, is Llyn y Fan Fach and I am sharing this with you as fellow outdoor adventurers because it is a magical walk that I dedicated a separate blog post to when we visited Wildman Woods and Llyn y Fan Fach.

Over To You

Do you agree with our list? Have suggestions of your own? We would love to hear your thoughts and top days out ideas. You can comment below and also find us on social media as @AdventureAcces using hashtag #AdventureWild.

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