South Wales Visitor information

South Wales

An Introduction to South Wales

South Wales is home to two National Parks, The Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and has been inhabited for over 2,900 years. It is home to Cardiff, Wales' Capital.

Things to do in South Wales

Visit the Museum of Cardiff and the National Coal Museum, Big Pit. The Brecon Beacons National Park covers almost a third of South Wales and the Pemborkeshire coastline is home to beaches and a variety of watersports and wildlife. Swansea Bay and beaches are also recommended, as South Wales is home to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Getting to South Wales

By Car

The main road route to South Wales is via the M4 from London and Bristol. From the North the A470 is the main route. The main routes in South Wales are the A4O, A5, A470, M4 , A465 and A55.

By Coach and Bus

National Expressruns coaches between all major towns and cities. You can get to Cardiff from most places in the UK via London or Birmingham. First run many of the bus journeys in the region.

By Train

There are two main routes to South Wales by train, either from London and Bristol or from central England. The express trains to and from London are every hour with slightly slower trains between. The journey time from London is about 2 hours. 

By Air

Wales has it's own International airport, Cardiff with flights throughout Europe and the UK. Cardiff Wales airport is within 2 hours drive of all of South Wales.