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Places To Visit in Wales (Shown By Distance & Direction)

We wish you a great family holiday in UK, or a cosy cottage break, so we have compiled a list of some of the top attractions and places to visit. The list is shown by distance from the holiday cottages when travelling by car. We are always happy to recommend suitable places for day trips and shorter excursions to suit your requirements. If you have any questions please ring 07816871668 for further information.

East Direction

10 – 15 minutes from the Cottages
Aberdulais Waterfalls – National Trust, site of industrial heritage
The Gwyn Hall, Neath – theatre and cinema
Neath Abbey
Neath Castle
Gnoll Country Park (voted Best Picnic Spot in Wales 2012)
Neath valley canals, walks.
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

30  – 45 mins away
Aberavon Beach
Margam Country Park
Princess Theatre, Port talbot
Afan Forest (also known as Afan Argoed) mountain bike trails
Glyncorrwg ponds and bike trails

45  – 60 minutes
Castell Coch Castle
Cardiff Bay
The BBC studios at Roath Lock
Cardiff Bay Barrage
The Millenium Centre
The Principality Stadium
The National Museum, Cardiff
Caerphilly castle

Saint Fagan’s National Museum of Wales


60 – 75 minutes
Llancaiach Fawr
The Big Pit

Blaenavon World Heritage 

South Direction

Less than 15 minutes from the Cottages
Pontardawe Arts Centre – theatre and cinema
Dynamic Rock Climbing Centre
Sustrans Route 43
Pontardawe Swimming Pool
Swansea valley canal walks
Felindre Fishing ponds
The Liberty Stadium, home to The Swans and The Ospreys

20 – 40 minutes
Swansea Marina
LC2 leisure pool
The Waterside Museum
Swansea Museum
Ten Pin Bowling
The Grand Theatre
1940’s museum
Dylan Thomas’ birthplace, Cwmdonkin Drive
Oystermouth Castle
Swansea Bay and The Gower Peninsula
Taliesin Theatre, Swansea University
River Tawe boat trip from Swansea Marina
The Egypt Centre, Swansea University

West Direction

20 – 40 minutes drive
Llanelli, The Millenium Coastal Path – 22km of cycle and foot paths
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

40 – 60 mins
Pembrey Beach and Country Park
Kidwelly Castle
Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse
Laugharne Castle

60 – 120 minutes
Folly Farm
Oakwood Leisure Park
Caldey Island
Manorbier Castle
Pembroke Castle
Saint Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire


North Direction

20 – 30 minutes from the Cottages
Ystradgynlais Miners Welfare Hall, Theatre and Cinema
Henrhyd Waterfalls
Brecon Beacons National Park
Craig y Nos Castle
Dan yr Ogof Caves and Dinosaur Centre

30 – 45 minutes away
The Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre
The Royal Welsh Military Museum, Brecon
Brecon Canal, walks and boat trips
Theatre Brycheiniog
Brecon Cathedral
Llangorse Lake
Cantref Adventure Farm & Riding Centre

60  – 90 minutes
Llangorse Climbing and Activity Centre
Cantref Farm Activity Centre
Hay on Wye

45 – 60 minutes
Penderyn Whisky
Pen y Fan, highest peak in S. Wales
Cyfartha castle
Brecon Mountain Railway

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