Towns, Villages & Caravan Parks For Holidays in South Wales

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Holidays in Bridgend in South West Wales

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Bridgend in South WalesBridgend is a relatively small county which lies in South Wales, here you will find towns and villages set in splendid landscapes, there are picturesque winding valleys like Ogmore and Garw with a lush countryside that provides many varied walking opportunities.

In addition to Bridgend's parks and green spaces like the Bryngarw Country Park, Kenfig National Nature Reserve, Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve, and Parc Slip Nature Reserve, the county's coastal area which overlooks the Bristol Channel is just as beautiful.

Although Bridgend town itself is the largest town in the county with its fine range of shops, the seaside town of Porthcawl is the real draw for holidaymakers. In addition to its shops, eateries, and funfair, Porthcawl is blessed with no less than seven beaches, between them, there are quite beaches for those seeking solitude, beaches from which to enjoy surfing, windsurfing and power boating, as well as busy, family oriented sandy beaches.

Bridgend Destinations

Bridgend Town



Trecco Bay Holiday Park

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Holidays in Monmouthshire in South Wales

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Monmouthshire in South WalesMonmouthshire has so much going for it as a holiday destination, particularly if you enjoy walking, as Monmouthshire forms the start (or end) of 870-mile-long Wales Coast Path, the 177-mile-long Offa's Dyke Trail, and the 136-mile-long Wye Valley Walk.

In addition to boasting more castles per square mile than any other county in the UK, Monmouthshire is a county that is seriously in love with its food as testified to by its many food and drink events and festivals, its award-winning Michelin-starred restaurants, its many delectable cafes and fantastic tea rooms, combined with its amazing food producers.

Sandwiched between, and taking in parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley (AONB), Monmouthshire is so ideally suited for outdoor activities, quite apart from its endless walking routes, the county forms the start (or end) of two long-distance cycling routes which are part of the National Cycle Network, the 220-mile-long Celtic Trail, and the 185-mile-long Lon Las Cymru. There are excellent fishing opportunities on the River Trothy and the River Wye, canoeing and kayaking on the Wye, along with a wide variety of water-based activities on nearby Llandegfedd Reservoir.

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Holidays in Swansea & Gower in South Wales

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Swansea and Gower in South WalesWhether you choose a holiday in or around Swansea or on the Gower Peninsula you're in for a real treat, the sassy waterfront city of Swansea has over 200 shops that include national high street retailers and local independents, so if you need to update your wardrobe you can certainly 'shop 'til you drop'. Alternatively, you can just totally chill out on Swansea Bay's glorious 5 mile stretch of sandy beach.

The Gower Peninsula is an area of sheer beauty and was infact the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), inland or coastal you will find Gower is utterly picturesque with its wild moors and dramatic limestone cliffs, there are sublime bays with golden sandy beaches, woodlands and rolling grasslands, dunes, and marshes.

Holiday hotspots on the Gower Peninsula include Rhossili Bay, it has a multi award-winning three mile long sandy beach which is popular with families and the water here is ideal for a host of watersports, at the North end lies is Llangennith Beach, this is a very popular destination with the surfing fraternity as it offers the most consistent surfing conditions on the Gower. Oxwich is a beautiful bay and a great place to stay, it has a gorgeous village with a number of thatched cottages, a castle, National Nature Reserve, and a fantastic sandy year-round dog-friendly beach.

Swansea & Gower Destinations

Gower Peninsula

Gower Holiday Village






Oxwich Leisure Park



Port Eynon




Summercliffe Chalet Park


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Holidays in The Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales

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Vale of Glamorgan in South WalesGeographically, the Vale of Glamorgan is ideally situated, it lies next to Wales' capital city, Cardiff - perfect if you're in need of some major retail therapy, alternatively, you can head out and explore the nearby scenic Welsh Valleys, or you can just stay and enjoy all that the Vale has to offer.

In addition to its delightful inland wooded valleys and varied pretty landscapes, the Vale of Glamorgan has a 14-mile long prepossessing unspoilt Heritage Coast with cliffs that peel back the earth's geological history going back millions of years, combined with their sheer enormity, the sight of these towering blue lias cliffs will blow your socks clean off. As well as having the second highest tidal range in the world, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast is blessed with lovely seaside towns and villages, secluded beaches, sprawling sandy beaches, wildlife galore, all this combined with some of the best coastal vistas in Britain!

The town of Barry combined with Barry Island, is very popular as a family holiday destination, as the largest town in the county it has a good mix of shops to browse around and plenty of places to enjoy something to eat, it's also home to Barry Island Pleasure Park with its many funfair rides and attractions, along with Barry's pièce de résistance, Whitmore Bay Beach, a wonderful fully-accessible large sandy beach.

Vale of Glamorgan Destinations

Barry & Barry Island



Dinas Powys


Llantwit Major







St Athan


The Herberts


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Other Holiday Destinations in South Wales

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Inspiring Ideas For Your Next Holiday in South Wales

Planning a holiday to South Wales or the Welsh Valleys? Why not grab yourself a pocket full of ideas on things to do, activities, days out, and visitor attractions with our South Wales holiday inspiration section.