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Go north to visit the Brecon Beacons National Park and the caves at Dan-yr Ogof. Go east to visit the Roman Legionary Museum and Tredegar House. Garden lovers go west to The National Botanic Gardens and Aberglasney. For the beach voted the most beautiful in Britain go west to the Gower Peninsula and Rhossili.

The Brecon Beacons National ParkThe Brecon Beacons National Park

Magnificent mountains, wonderful waterfalls, spectacular caves. The friendly staff and displays at the National Park Visitor Centre at Libanus near Brecon will help you to explore the area, or just relax and enjoy the stunning views. The area is about one and a half hours drive from Bryn-y-Ddafad.



 

The national Show Caves Centre for Wales at Dan-Yr-Ogof

Voted Britain's finest natural wonder, the National Show Caves Centre is the most breathtaking Show Caves complex in Northern Europe. Every year tens of thousands of visitors step back in tie as they walk within the limestone rocks and deep into the subterranean world. They are over 1.5 km of passageways to explore, 20 metre high waterfalls cascade around the spectacular Cathedral Cave.

At the same venue is one of the world's largest dinosaur parks.

 Tredegar House

Now leased to the National Trust was the palatial home of the Morgans of Newport. It is now a fine historic house museum set within glorious gardens, full of fascinating stories and stunning 17th century features.

Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon

Isca was the home of the second Augustan Legion for more than 200 years with up to 5,500 soldiers being stationed there at any time.  One of only three permanent Roman Fortresses in Britain the museum has the only remains of a Roman Legionary Barracks on view anywhere in Europe. Brought to life by amazing digital technology explore the barrack blocks, the baths and the amphitheatre. Free entry.

Wales can claim to be the furthest outpost from the Roman Empire. Some 12 miles down the road from Caerleon is the Roman town of Venta Silurum, known today as Caerwent.  

Kenfig National Nature Reserve

A natural gem on the coast of South Wales where you can explore the astonishing variety of wildlife and plants which flourish among the orchid-rich sand dunes and wetlands. Visit two bird hides or follow two paths that wind through the dunes and wetlands towards the beach.

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Recently built  multi-million pound museum designed by award winning architects.The museum tells Wales' story of how industry and innovation have affected the lives of people in Wales over the last three hundred years. The museum has a series of themed exhibition zones, many interactive displays as well as interesting objects.

 Flat Holm Island

Flat Holm Island has a fascinating history spanning 800 years of occupation and is a haven for local wildlife. Trips depart from the Water Bus Stop at Barrage South, Cardiff Bay near Penarth Marina.

 Wales Coastal Path

Wales in the only country in the UK where visitors are able to walk the entire coastline.The 870 mile path winds its way through towns and villages, across cliff tops and sandy beaches, sometimes darting inland before emerging once again at a sheltered cove or tiny hamlet that you would miss by travelling by any other means. 

The Gower Peninsula

With its spectacular coastline and unspoilt countryside, was designated the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty more than 50 years ago and still continues to attract visitors from around the world. One of the beaches Rhossili, owned by the National Trust was voted  the most beautiful beach in Britain.

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire. 568 acres dedicated to leisure, science and education. Includes a 250m long herbaceous broad walk and restored stable yard centred on Sir Norman Foster's Great Glasshouse inside which are rock faces and ravines, streams, waterfalls and lakes.

Aberglasney

Aberglasney, Llangathen (15mins from the National Botanic) an historical restoration of the house and ten acres of gardens. Features include a cloister garden unique in the U.K., a yew tunnel, a lake & three walled gardens and an award winning Ninfarium; a unique indoor garden filled with exotics from around the world. 

Gavin & Stacey Tours

Get on board the actual 'Dave's Coach and see some of the key locations across the Vale of Glamorgan that were used for Gavin & Stacey .

Margam Abbey and Stones Museum, Park & Orangey Gardens

The magnificent 18th Century Orangey and Monastic Ruins offer an exciting blend of history, horticulture and beautiful landscape.