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Suggested excursions

  • St Fagans National History Museum (Open-Air) & St Fagans Castle
  • The Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum of Wales
  • The Brecon Beacons National Park
  • The Gower Peninsula (beautiful coastline with sandy beaches)
  • The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
  • The Wye Valley, Tintern Abbey & Chepstow Castle
  • Bath
  • Bristol


Population: 330,000; 150 miles (240 kilometres) west of London (2¾ hours by rail, 3 hours by coach).

Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, situated on the south coast of Wales, is a lively cultural centre.

Its impressive Principality Stadium hosts a wide variety of international sports and major music events.

Cardiff's attractions include: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle, National Museum and Gallery, Llandaff Cathedral, a hands-on science centre, historic shopping arcades and colourful gardens and parks.

Nearby are beautiful coastal scenery and beaches.