Places to Visit

Discover some of the most spectacular castles, beautiful gardens, interesting heritage sites and family theme parks in Wales, all within easy reach of the hotel.


Situated only 1 stop and 22 minutes away by train, Cardiff, the capital of Wales, offers the discerning visitor a fantastic array of things to do and see. From shops, cinemas, bars, restaurants, bistros, nightclubs, casinos - the list is endless - something for everyone.

Attractions include Cardiff Castle, The National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium and the Principality Stadium. If this isn't enough then visit 'Cardiff Bay' which is Europe's most exciting waterfront development. A diverse mix of internationally acclaimed visitor attractions, activities and entertainment coupled with vibrant cosmopolitan bars, shops and restaurants are situated around the magnificent fresh water lake, giving Cardiff's waterfront a truly unique atmosphere worthy of the Capital of Wales.


Visit the Victorian fishing village of Mumbles which enjoys spectacular panoramic views across Swansea Bay to the city itself.

Swansea has a more relaxed pace of life with great opportunities, a great choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife. Attractions include The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, The Liberty Stadium, Oystermouth Castle, The Gower Peninsula and Gower Heritage Centre.


Your trip to Wales would not be complete without a visit to one of the many castles of ruins. A trip to one of the many castles or ruins. A trip to one of these will take you back centuries and give you a unique glimpse into the past. Nearby castles include Caerphilly Castle, Castell Coch, Ogmore Castle, St Donats Castle and Margam Castle.

There are a range of stunning gardens to visit in South Wales to spoil all garden lovers. Gardens within easy reach include Dyffyn Gardens, Margam Country Park, The National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire and Singleton Park & Botanical Gardens Clyne Gardens in Swansea.

Adventure Parks

It would be impossible to list all of the great family attractions that South Wales has to offer. Not to be missed is Oakwood Park with the thrill of the big rides, and for the younger family Folly Farm is the place to go. We are also within easy reach of Wales' "natural" adventure park - The Brecon Beacons.

Industrial Heritage Sites

Life in Wales for many years revolved around coal mining and a visit to a real working mine The Big Pitt: National Coal Museum will give you a fascinating history of these mine workings. So experience a free guided tour 300 feet below the Welsh hills given by ex-miners.


Discover the unique character and culture of the world famous Rhondda Valleys through a multimedia experience, museum and visitor centre. Or visit St Fagans: National History Museum a living museum of Welsh life through the ages to the present day, both well worth a visit. Just two of the wonderful museums to visit. 


The sea surrounds Wales on three sides. It's 750 mile coastline is infinitely varied, a succession of beaches and bays, headlands and harbours. Muchof the coastline is rich in natural beauty and is home to Britain's only coastal-based National Park.

From North to South the coast is dotted with award-winning beaches where the cleanliness of the sands and waters complements the superb surroundings. We are situated only a few miles from the seaside town of Porthcawl where you can enjoy Porthcawl beach and fair. Beaches on the Gower Peninsula include Langland Bay , Caswell Bay , Oxwich Bay , Port Eynon, Rhossili Bay and Llangennith and Pendine Sands and The Museum of Speed are just a little west.