Island House - Home of Evan Roberts     Birthplace of the Welsh Revivalist, Evan Roberts
We love Wales! The home of Evan Roberts The Land of Revival Maen Ceti (Arthur's Stone) Oxwich Bay beach below Penmaen Coed-y-mwstwr Golf Club Worm's Head (Rhossili) Swansea Marina Rhossili Bay

We love Wales!

With it's rolling hills, beautiful coastal features, above average weather and so many places to visit, how can we not love Wales!

The home of Evan Roberts

The birth place of Evan Roberts, evangelistic revivalist renowned for starting the 1904-1905 revival in South Wales.

The Land of Revival

Explore the spectacular scenery of 'God's Country'...

Maen Ceti (Arthur's Stone)

A view across the Llwchwr estuary to Llanelli and Carmarthenshire...

Oxwich Bay beach below Penmaen

Enjoy secluded walks to beaches between high hedgerows of brambles, the smell of bracken in the air and sand in between the toes...

Coed-y-mwstwr Golf Club

For keep golfers, Coed-Y-Mwstwr Golf Club was founded in 1994 and as the name suggests, is located in the wooded countryside on the outskirts of Bridgend Town...

Worm's Head (Rhossili)

With 3 miles of golden sandy beach, Rhossili Bay curves along an arc running northwards...

Swansea Marina

Swansea Marina lies at the very heart of the city's redeveloped and award winning Maritime Quarter...

Rhossili Bay

Spectacular sunsets can be captured at the right time of day...

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Explore the Area

Swansea Bay

Swansea Bay

The Gower Peninsular, Britain's first ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty' with award-winning beaches and unspoilt countryside make this one of the prime destinations in South Wales and is an area ideal for walking, cycling and watersports. All this is within easy reach of the attractions of Swansea, Wales's vibrant maritime city.

It is a short hop from the city of Swansea's sophisticated Maritime Quarter to Gower's unspoilt beaches and inspirational 'lands end' or head up to the Brecon Beacons National Park to experience the countryside with woodlands, waterfalls, hills and valleys.

The Valleys

The Welsh Valleys

Although best known for their industrial past, the South Wales Valleys have a surprising natural beauty. The green valleys form a backdrop to a region packed with attractions - from medieval castles to mining museums and narrow-gauge railways, reminders of a rich industrial heritage. Caerphilly Castle is one of Europe's finest medieval monuments and the valley's town of Blaenavon is a World Heritage Site.

The Big Pit

The Big Pit

Big Pit was a working coalmine until it closed in 1980. Then in 1983 it became a museum of the South Wales mining industry and on February 1st 2001 became incorporated into the National Museum and Galleries of Wales as the National Mining Museum of Wales. 

Now it stands high on the bracken-clad moors of north Gwent importing visitors instead of exporting coal. 

The highlight of the visit is the hour-long underground tour, led by ex-miners, which takes you down in the pit cage to walk through underground roadways, air doors stables and engine houses built by generations of mineworkers. 

On the surface you can explore the colliery buildings - the winding engine-house, the blacksmiths' workshop and the pithead baths where you can learn more about the story of coal and its extraction from below the ground.

The Millennium Stadium

Millenium Stadium

The spiritual home of Welsh sport, the Millennium Stadium has also witnessed some of the greatest recent moments in UK and international sport. It hosted the final of the 1999 Rugby World Cup between Australia and France. While Wembley has been rebuilt, it has also welcomed football's FA Cup every May. 

First proposed in 1994 and opened for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, the stadium staged its first game in June 1999 when Wales beat South Africa 29-19. Widely regarded as one of the world's very best and most modern venues, it has since hosted concerts, indoor cricket and speedway as well as football and rugby.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

The national Botanic Gardens of Wales

The beautiful National Botanic Garden of Wales, near Llanarthne in Camarthenshire, has been hailed a great success by visitors from far and near who have enjoyed all that the 568-acre parkland has to offer, its historic and futuristic buildings, its horticultural displays and flower meadows, its lakes and walks, its shops and cafes.

The Garden's centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse designed by world-famous architects Norman Foster and Partners Inside the amazing tilted glass dome is a Mediterranean landscape dominated by a six-metre deep ravine. Rock terraces and sheer faces are cut by streams and waterfalls. A lake provides a humid habitat at the foot of the chasm. Visitors are able to experience the aftermath of an Australian bush fire, pause in a Spanish olive grove or wander through collections of fuschias from Chile.

There's something for everyone at the Garden of Wales, from the peaceful surroundings of the Japanese Garden, its stream, tea house and cherry trees to the surround-sound experience of Theatre Botanica with its specially commissioned film celebrating the world of plants. There are lakeside walks and prairie walks, an opportunity to see the development of the unique Double Walled Garden and be some of the first to see the shoots that will become the Woods of the World in years to come. 

Award-winning water sculptures link the past with the present, bringing 1790s garden and lake design side by side with contemporary art design.

For more information on places to visit, please see the Visit South Wales website.

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