South Wales As Never Seen Before

Considering North Wales and Mid-Wales are sparsely populated, it is no wonder that the rest of the people all ended up in South Wales. South Wales will surprise many with its different appeals. Those seeking the sea life will love its port cities and beautiful coasts, while those looking for more land will enjoy the valleys the mines of times gone by called home.

There is a lot of historical background in South Wales spotlighted by the structures erected in and around the region. From its mining days, to days when people had to protect themselves, South Wales has a lot to see and do.

Ogmore Castle

The history of Ogmore states that it stands on shifting sand. This castle is found on the south bank of River Ewenny. This is also where you will see the sprawling Glamorgan Heritage Coast which has beautiful natural dunes.

Cardiff Castle

This castle towered over a small market in medieval times. Today, it is a bustling city full of history from its early days. It was once a Roman fortress, thanks to the three rivers that converged at what is now Cardiff. In the 11th century, Cardiff survived the Norman Invasion of Glamorgan. Cardiff was also an industrial and mining hub, and still is now. It was rich in coal and iron, making it famous during and after World War I.

Museum Exploration

Time-travel to centuries back at the National Museum Cardiff, and learn about the evolution of Wales from wild lands to its mining heydays, down to its more recent history.

Mining in South Wales

If mine exploration is your thing, make sure you visit Rhondda Heritage Park which is home to Lewis Merthyr colliery, one of the many coalmines in the region. Get the first-hand experience from former miners who walked the many tunnels and have real-life stories of their days down the shafts.