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There are plenty of places to see and visit In South Wales. Whether you love hiking or cycling, South Wales is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 19 Attractions In South Wales

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    1

    Afan Forest Park Trail Centre

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Afan Forest is very well known for its mountain biking and well, there is a lot of it! There are trails for all abilities, but the main focus here is …

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    James
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    2

    Bike Park Wales

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Top of Bike Park Wales, there is a huge variation of trails starting here, green, blues, reds and blacks. There is something for everyone. However you will need a day pass to ride in the park.

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    3

    Sgwd Gwladys

    Hiking Highlight

    This is just a beautiful walking area. If you do the 'full' 20km waterfall walk you can take in most of the waterfalls in this area that are on the …

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    David
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    4

    Cardiff Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    Cardiff Bay is Europe's largest waterfront development. It is supplied by two rivers, the Taff and Ely, to form a 500-acre (2.0 km2) freshwater lake around the former dockland area …

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    5

    The Bwlch

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The shortest of the three ways up The Bwlch, the route from Treorchy is arguably the most beautiful and I have to say my favourite. It may not be quite …

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    6

    Blue Pool Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    Blue Pool Bay is a small cove near the village of Llangennith in Gower, Wales. The cove is bordered by cliffs, and is accessible via a clifftop path and a …

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    JEANETTE
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    7

    Cardiff Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Cardiff Castle is situated within picturesque parklands at the heart of the Welsh capital. The site has a rich 2,000-year history: from Roman fort, to Norman keep and eventually to …

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    8

    Llantwit Major (Welsh: Llanilltud Fawr) is a town and community in Wales. Situated on the Bristol Channel coast, it is one of four towns in the Vale of Glamorgan, with …

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    JEANETTE
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    A coastal walk along the Glamorgan heritage coast from Llantwit Major, past Tresilian Bay and St Donat's castle to the lighthouse at Nash Point. Want to hear the fog horn?

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    Alopex
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    10

    Afan Argoed Forest Cycle Path

    Bike Touring Highlight

    About two miles up from here is Afan Argoed Visitors Centre, great cafe, mountain bike hire and bike shop. Vegan and vegetarian options. Busy.

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    Mark
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    11

    Oxwich Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    A wonderful place. At low tide, the transition to Threecliffsbay on the beach is possible.

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    Dan
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    12

    Taff Trail - Tongwynlais to Pontypridd section

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Taff Trail (Welsh: Taith Taf) is a popular walking and cycle path that runs for 55 miles (89 km) between Cardiff Bay and Brecon in Wales. It is so …

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    13

    The Wales Millennium Center is an arts center in Cardiff Bay.

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    Karin
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    14

    Rest bay

    Hiking Highlight

    Rest Bay is a golden, sandy beach on the outskirts of the town of Porthcawl, backed by The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and low cliffs.

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    Steve'o
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    15

    Castell Coch

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Castell Coch is a 19th-century castle overlooking the village of Tongwynlais. Whilst there has been a castle on the site since the Norman period, architect William Burges transformed the crumbling …

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    16

    Nash Point Lighthouse

    Hiking Highlight

    Nash Point Lighthouse is an iconic historic building from the 19th century. It's height is 37 metres (121 ft). The lighthouse is open to visitors and the fog signal is …

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    Alopex
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    17

    Cardiff Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Talk about the Eisteddfod and other related vicious crimes and bloody events acted out by the Welsh.

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    18

    Brandy Cove

    Hiking Highlight

    Another secluded beach with stunning views. There are no facilities nearby.

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    Diana
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    19

    Cafe Velo

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Great cafe /workshop.

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    Tom

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