Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

World class sporting venues, historical sites, quiet scenic footpaths

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, Europe's youngest capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in Britain. Extensive re-development has given Cardiff world-class sporting and entertainment complexes. Add to this excellent shopping, diverse restaurants and plenty of art, history and culture, and Cardiff is an ideal destination to keep the family happy.

Wales is the land of castles, and Cardiff itself is home to a huge number of castles and historic sites. Cardiff's history dates back to Roman times, and Cardiff Castle, right at the heart of the city, is well worth a visit, from its magnificent Norman keep to the decadent and luxurious interiors of the Victorian castle.

When you visit Cardiff, you'll find the `big 3' attractions - Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum all close to each other in the city centre. But there are great attractions to be found all over the city - on Cardiff Bay there's the Wales Millennium Centre and Techniquest, and on the outskirts of Cardiff you'll find the fairytale Castell Coch.

As with most of Wales, Cardiff has a growing reputation for fine dining. This is down to great local chefs, and even better local produce - Welsh lamb and beef, fresh seafood and organic vegetables. In the city's Brewery Quarter you'll find a range of great restaurants with an endless choice of cuisine.

If you come to Cardiff to shop, you won't be disappointed. Queen Street is the city's main shopping area, where you'll find your favourite high street shops. If you prefer everything under one roof, head to St David's Shopping Centre; and for unique boutiques and cafes, the Victorian Arcades are a must-see.

When it comes to sport, Cardiff is a genuine all-rounder. Cardiff is home to the world famous Millennium Stadium, home of Welsh football and rugby and the temporary home of the FA Cup final from 2001-2006. And for golf fans, the Celtic Manor Resort, just 20 minutes from Cardiff, will host the Ryder Cup tournament in 2010.

Cardiff's lively nightlife scene centres around St Mary Street, which has awide choice of bars, pubs and clubs all in one street. Greyfriars Road is home to great cocktail and wine bars, and Cardiff Bay is fast becoming the city's most popular spot for nightlife.

Nearby are the Valleys of South Wales which are known all over the world for their culture, heritage and warmth of welcome. They are a special part of Wales, with many qualities not found elsewhere - their unexpected beauty, their country parks and forests, their attractions, scenic footpaths and cycle trails and the largest castle in Wales.

Pine Tree ref: B6503

Llantrisant, near Cardiff , Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£255-£547

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Set between this Brecon Beacons to the north and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast to the south, just 12 miles from Cardiff.
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The Crofters Cottages - Penny Croft ref: JSM

Llangeinor, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£281-£806

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Within easy reach of one of the top 10 mountain bike rides in the world at Afan Argoed Forestry Park.
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Y Bwthyn Bach ref: UK6254

Welsh St Donats, near Cowbridge, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£359-£664

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Y Bwthyn Bach is situated in a peaceful rural location within the rolling countryside, and situated equidistant between the villages of Welsh St Donats and Ystradowen.
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Cwrt Yr Ala Barns - Swallows Nest ref: UKC2546

Michaelston-Le-Pit, near Penarth, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£935-£1720

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Relax in luxury in this stunning barn conversion with a private hot tub and a shared heated swimming pool.
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Cwrt Yr Ala Barns - The Lake House ref: UKC2689

Michaelston-Le-Pit, near Penarth, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£1587-£2414

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This superb property is an ideal base for a family, and can be booked with any of the other four properties on site for larger gatherings.
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Jame’s Place at the Brecon Beacons ref: UK10082

Llwyn-on, near Brecon, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£1060-£2355

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This wonderful property is perfect for families looking to holiday in southern Wales and even offers a children’s play area and hot tub.
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Parc House ref: W43381

Abertysswg, near Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£560-£1890

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Sitting close to many attractions, this former chapel offers charming, spacious accommodation, perfect for family gatherings and special occasions.
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    5
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    3
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City Break Cardiff ref: UK6446

Cardiff, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£1251-£1832

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Centrally situated in Cardiff with its unique attractions, historic buildings, top shopping experience and fantastic entertainment at the Millennium Centre.
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The Coach House ref: OU2

Heol-y-Cyw, near Bridgend, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£313-£896

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Perfectly located on a quiet country lane for a peaceful break, yet close enough to Cardiff for a day trip.
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Joy Cottage ref: UK6184

Brynmawr, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£289-£744

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Outdoor enthusiasts will love the central location of this cosy cottage, with the Brecon Beacons National Park within easy reach.
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    2
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    3
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    1
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Cwrt Yr Ala Barns - Deer’s Leap ref: UKC1107

Michaelston-Le-Pit, near Penarth, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£1512-£2424

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Immerse yourself into the sheer luxury, relax around the heated, outdoor swimming pool or take a stroll in the beautiful grounds.
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Ash Cottage ref: UK6614

Llantwit Major, near Cowbridge, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£376-£1184

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Enjoy the best of both worlds, surrounded by fields and wildlife and yet the bustling city of Cardiff is just 18 miles away.
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Rock Cottage ref: UK10121

Beaufort, near Ebbw Vale, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£477-£1145

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Situated in the heart of quintessential village life, you’ll be sure to enjoy a relaxing weekend with your friends and family whilst staying here.
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Cwrt Yr Ala Barns - Meadow Springs ref: UKC1108

Michaelston-Le-Pit, near Penarth, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£1605-£2424

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Nestled in the stunning and picturesque Welsh countryside, Meadow Springs offers luxury and relaxation.
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The Crofters Cottages - Meadow Croft ref: OMY

Llangeinor, Cardiff and Valleys of South Wales

£331-£1001

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4 star rating
Within easy reach of Cardiff with its impressive castle right in the city centre, or take picturesque walks on the Gower Peninsula.
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