Written by

Casey Gameson

From the rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons to the rich history of Caerphilly Castle, there is a wide range of places to visit in Wales. Whether you are a nature lover or a city dweller, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Keep reading to discover where you should stay and what you should do, so that you can plan a trip full of exciting attractions and amazing destinations.

Where to stay?

Wales is full of beautiful locations and luxury hotels, which can make it difficult to choose where to stay. However, there is one location that has natural landscapes, historic attractions and urban cities.

Bryn Meadows is one of the most luxurious hotels in Wales. Hidden among the breathtaking valleys, we are one of the leading destinations for spa retreats and golf breaks in Wales. Each of our hotel rooms overlooks the surrounding countryside, offering you a view of rolling hills and running streams. With a team of award winning chefs, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in our restaurant while looking out over the fairways.

What to do?

Bryn Meadows offers fantastic connections to local attractions, including…

Cardiff City Centre

Cardiff City Centre offers the perfect balance of modern entertainment and historic landmarks. In Cardiff Bay, you can catch a theatre performance at the Millennium Centre or go to a comedy show at the Glee Club. With a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, the bay is the perfect place to visit for an enjoyable evening. In the centre, you can book a tour of the castle or pay a visit to the museum. With a range of shopping arcades dating back to the Victorian era, the centre is a great option for those interested in the rich history of the capital city.

From our spa hotel, Cardiff is just a 30 minute drive.

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales. Built between 1268 and 1271, the castle remains one of the most formidable fortresses of all time. When visiting the castle, you will be able to explore medieval chambers, climb up winding staircases and discover a pair of sleeping dragons. If you have children, Caerphilly Castle is a fantastic place to visit on your holiday in South Wales.

From our luxury hotel, Caerphilly Castle is just a quick 20 minute drive.

The Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park has some of the finest unspoilt countryside in Wales. From the tranquil shores of Llangorse Lake to the rugged peaks of Pen y Fan, the Brecon Beacons are the perfect choice for those seeking an outdoor adventure. Whether you are seeking a challenging hike or a leisurely stroll, you are sure to be surrounded be spectacular views.

From our hotel, the Brecon Beacons are a scenic 55 minute drive.

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Big Pit National Coal Museum is an interactive museum, that allows you to experience the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of an authentic coal mine. Guided by a real miner, you can get a taste of what life was like for those who worked in the mine between 1880 and 1980. Going 300ft underground, the tour provides you with a rare opportunity to step back in history. There are also a number of exhibitions throughout the year, offering you an interesting day out.

From our spa hotel, Big Pit is just a 35 minute drive.

St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History is considered the most popular heritage attraction in Wales. There are over 50 historic buildings to explore, from a Victorian school to a medieval church. Each building has been carefully rebuilt, so that you can see how people used to live, work and spend their leisure time in Wales. This is a fantastic way to learn more about the history and culture of Wales, and is a popular attraction among people of all ages.

From our hotel, St Fagans is just a 30 minute drive.

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Explore Wales's diverse landscape from the comfort of Bryn Meadows.