Places to visit in South Wales

Places to visit in South Wales

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South Wales is a magical region to explore with a stack of beautiful sites to see. While it’s sometimes overlooked in light of holidays further north or in England and Scotland, South Wales is in fact full of natural and historic wonders waiting to be discovered.

From the English border right over to the western shores of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, the country is dotted with beauty spots, ripe for exploration. Historic fishing harbours, quaint villages, majestic castles, and magical waterfalls are just some of the things you’ll find on this Haven-curated list of the best places to visit in South Wales.

Tenby

Tenby

Tenby regularly tops polls of the best places to visit in South Wales. With its glorious beaches, welcoming atmosphere, and majestic Victorian houses, it’s easy to see why. There is also plenty to explore further out of town, head inland to the ancient ruins of a Manorbier Castle or take a 20-minute boat journey from either the harbour or Castle Beach to Caldey Island with its scenic lighthouse, stunning views and the pretty Priory Beach.

St Davids

St Davids

Another offering from Pembrokeshire, St Davids, nestled in a sheltered valley in the far west of Wales, is Britain’s smallest city. Though it is really no larger than a village, it features a beautiful a beautiful Cathedral that is the pride and joy of St Davids.

Once a popular pilgrimage site, the area continues to draw tourists as the local area is steeped in history and scattered with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stones, wells of healing and miniature chapels. The natural landscape matches the man-made in terms of beauty with idyllic coastal pathways and unusual ecosystems nearby. Families will find just as much to do as the pilgrims thanks to the golden beaches which are host to marine tours.

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

The county town of Ceredigion, Aberystwyth has all the best aspects of a classic British seaside town: swimmable waters, sunbathe-able beaches, and the enticing scent of fish and chips wafting through the air. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a day at the beach, Aberystwyth should be somewhere near the top of the list. But this bustling town is also packed with excellent things to see and do such as natural wonders, history, and lively culture, making it a popular choice for guests of our Quay West Holiday Park.




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Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire could easily be considered one of the top destinations to explore in the UK. Its natural charm and beauty are largely due to the Pembrokeshire Coast, which is among the country's 15 national parks and boasts breathtaking landscapes. But Pembrokeshire is not just about nature, it offers an array of enjoyable activities and distinctive attractions that you may want to compile into a checklist.

Pembroke

Pembroke

Pembroke, the county town of Pembrokeshire ,is a bustling market town and among the oldest in Wales, exuding energy and vitality. Its centrepiece is the impressive Norman castle, situated on a peninsula's edge. The town thrived during the Victorian period and currently offers plenty in the way of entertainment for visitors including a vibrant mix of historical sites, stunning natural surroundings, unique shops and dining venues.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park

One of the finest destinations in South Wales and a Haven favourite, The Brecon Beacons National Park is brimming with potential adventures. In the foothills of the Brecon Beacons lies the Vale of Neath which is home to a number of waterfalls which has led to it being dubbed “waterfall country”. However, this is just the start. Head further into the national park and you will discover charming towns, castles, and canals, each more picturesque than the one before.

Brecon Beacons is probably the most accessible national park in South Wales, at under an hour’s drive from the coast, it’s a really easy trip for a day of hiking. More adventurous souls can experience quad biking, gorge walking and magical hiking trails such as the Four Falls Trail and Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales that lies along a National Trust walking trail, 886m above sea level and is home to a Bronze Age burial site.

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“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

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Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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