Accessible Days Out in South Wales

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Map of South Wales

Plantasia Swansea

Plantasia, Swansea, UK

National Waterfront Museum

National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, UK

St. Fagans National Museum of History

St. Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, UK

Dyffryn-Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, UK

the South Wales Karting Centre

The South Wales Karting Centre Ltd, Llandow Trading Estate, Llandow, Cowbridge, UK

Amelia Trust Farm

Amelia Trust Farm, Five Mile Lane, Barry, UK

Glamorgan Cricket

Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Stadium Cl, Pontcanna, Cardiff, UK

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Trelewis, Nelson, Treharris, UK

Jump Adventure

Maesglas Retail Estate Port Road NP20 2NS

Plantasia Tropical Zoo

Parc Tawe, Swansea SA1 2AL, UK

Blaenavon’s Heritage Railway

Garn Road, Blaenavon, Pontypool, UK

Llanelli Wetland Centre

Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 9SH, UK

Teamsport Go Karting

TeamSport Go Karting Cardiff, Newport Road, Cardiff, UK

Pontypridd Museum

Bridge Street, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF37 4PE, UK

Cefn Mably Farm Park

Began Rd, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff, CF3 6XL

Clyne Gardens

Clyne Gardens, Mayals, Swansea, UK

Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway, Pontsticill Road, Merthyr Tydfil, Pant, UK

RSPB Newport Westlands

RSPB Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Newport, UK

National Museum

National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, UK

Techniquest

Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, UK

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, UK

National Showcaves Centre

National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Abercraf, Swansea, UK

Tredegar House

Tredegar House, Duffryn, Newport, UK

Newport Cathedral

Newport Cathedral, Stow Hill, Newport, UK

Inspire 2 Adventure

Inspire2Adventure, Monmouth, UK

Principality Stadium

Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Castle St, Cardiff, UK

Region Information

South Wales is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. The most densely populated region in the southwest of the United Kingdom, it is home to around 2.2 million people. The region contains almost three-quarters of the population of Wales, including the capital city of Cardiff (population approximately 350,000), as well as Swansea and Newport, with populations approximately 240,000 and 150,000 respectively. The Brecon Beacons national park covers about a third of South Wales, containing Pen y Fan, the highest mountain south of Snowdonia.

The region is loosely defined, but it is generally considered to include the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, sometimes extending westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. In the western extent, from Swansea westwards, local people would probably recognise that they lived in both south Wales and west Wales — there is considerable overlap in these somewhat artificial boundaries. Areas to the north of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains are generally considered part of Mid Wales.

Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is the country’s chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. The unitary authority area’s mid-2011 population was estimated to be 346,100, while the population of the Larger Urban Zone was estimated at 861,400 in 2009. The Cardiff metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales, with a mid-2011 population estimate of about 1,100,000 people. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 18.3 million visitors in 2010.[3] In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic’s alternative tourist destinations. Cardiff is also one of Wales’s six settlements with official city status, also including Bangor, Newport, St David’s, St Asaph and Swansea.