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South Wales Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

recommended places to visit in South Wales


Abergavenny

Abergavenny

  • market town
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  • touring centre
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  • cafés & bars
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  • landscapes
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  • restaurants
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  • shopping
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  • independent shops
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  • cycling
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  • food & drink
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  • nature
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  • walking
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  • wildlife

ideally placed for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and now with a burgeoning food scene championing the use of fresh, local, organic produce with acclaimed eateries and an annual food festival

Cardiff

Abergavenny

  • historic city
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  • culture
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  • entertainment
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  • harbour
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  • historic buildings
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  • shopping
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  • sightseeing
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  • architecture
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  • history
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  • sport

capital city of Wales with major shopping centre, sports stadium and regenerated waterfront

Chepstow

Chepstow

  • historic city
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  • market town
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  • touring centre
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  • entertainment
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  • sport

nestled close to the River Wye with an imposing Norman castle perched the river's overhanging cliff, this is the home of one of Britain's best known racecourses

  • family-friendly
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  • popular destination
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  • seaside resort
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  • touring centre
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  • picturesque
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  • activities
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  • beaches
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  • coastline
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  • landscapes
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  • pubs
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  • restaurants
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  • cycling
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  • nature
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  • walking
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  • wildlife

this was the first area to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting a diverse landscape with a smattering of small villages and excellent sandy beaches

Monmouth

Monmouth

  • attractive town
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  • market town
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  • historic
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  • touring centre
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  • historic buildings
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  • history
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  • music

with a mixed Welsh and English history and boasting some good Georgian architecture, this is the birthplace of Henry V, made famous by Shakespeare and the Rockfield recording studios, used by many famous rock bands including Queen and Coldplay