Friendly Locals, Celtic Coastlines and mountainous views, Cymru is the perfect place for Road Trippers.
Full of magical sites and things to do, South Wales will give you the best adventures, no matter how long your stay is.
There are lots of South Wales Road Trips Guides about so why not use one created by locals?
This Guide is full of must visit spots as well as those not many people know about unless you are from Wales.
So use this guide to explore the land of dragons ,on the Ultimate South Wales Road Trip.
How long does it take to drive around Wales?
To Drive around South Wales it is roughly 123 miles.
But with all the Castles, Waterfalls, Wild Horses and other amazing sites you will discover on the way, be prepared to stop a lot on your South Wales Road Trip.
The roads are also in pretty good condition which will make exploring so much easier.
And with the M4 Motorway Corridor connecting the whole of South Wales, driving here on your South Wales Road Trip will be a breeze.
What is the best month to visit Wales?
We may be slightly biased but Wales is a great place to visit all year round!
The exciting part about Wales is how completely unpredictable to weather is.
So don’t plan your visit based around when the sun will be shinning the most (it will probably rain).
But if you want to see Wales in full bloom, April-June is a great time to plan your South Wales Road Trip.
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Do you need to Speak Welsh to get by?
Nope, even though welsh is widely spoken, you will get around fine on your South Wales Road Trip using English.
How many days do you need to see South Wales?
A 7 Day South Wales Road Trip will allow you to see all the highlights and give you plenty of time to explore them for as long as you like.
But if you are pressed for time, 3-4 days is a good amount of time to explore many of the main sites in South Wales.
If you are planning to do a South Wales Road Trip over a Weekend, it’s best to stick to one or two regions in Wales. You will lose a lot of time driving otherwise.
Renting a Car for a South Wales Road Trip
If you are not using your own car for you South Wales Road Trip, there are plenty of places to rent a car across Wales.
To get the best car for your budget and needs, Europcar is great for exploring your options.
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Useful Tip: It costs on average £20 per day to rent a car in Wales.
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Our South Wales Road Trip Top Spots
- The Gower
- Brecon Beacons
- Neath Waterfalls
Map of South Wales Road Trip Spots
The Gower offers over 30 amazing Beaches and Coves for you to explore.
Some Must Visit Beaches around the Gower area are: Caswell Bay Beach, Three Cliffs Bay and Llangland Bay.
If you are a lover of the outdoors or just want a drink with amazing views, The Gower is somewhere you need to stop on your South Wales Road Trip.
Must Stop Gower Location: Rhossili Bay
Rugged Rhossili offers some of the most picture perfect views on the Gower Peninsular.
From relaxing on Rhossili Beach to adventuring over to Worms Head, this is a perfect place to get a taste of the Welsh Coast.
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Pembrokeshire is a great stop on any South Wales Road Trip because of it’s beauty and the number of amazing things to do.
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Top Pembrokeshire Spots
Everywhere you look in Wales there is a Castle. So if you don’t have time to visit them all it can be hard to decide which ones are worth it.
Each Castle has it’s own unique story to tell. But if you want to visit a Castle that will Wow you on your South Wales Road Trip, Make a Stop at Pembroke Castle.
Pembroke Castle sitting on the Water is such a pretty view. There are also lots of Coffee shops and bars close by so you can enjoy the view.
Simply strolling around the outside of the Castle will show you how beautiful it is.
You can also go inside the Castle and explore more of it’s history. One fun activity which is sooo worth doing is to rent a boat outside the Castle and explore from the Moat (just don’t forget your Camera)
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St Govans Head- Huntsman’s Leap
A Local Legend is how this Coastal Cliff gets its unusual name.
A hunter is said to have jumped from one side of the cliff to the other on horseback. When looking back and seeing the gap he had managed to jump on his horse, he died of shock.
You will find this Breathtaking Cliff at St Govans Head. It also offers some amazing views of the Pembroke Coast so take a camera.
There is a Car Park here which is a decent size but fills up pretty quickly. So if the Weather is nice try and get here early so you can get a space.
St Govans Head-St Govans chapel
St Govans Head is home to some beautiful sites, this includes the Chapel built into the Rock.
Climb down the steps at St Govans Head to see this Welsh Coastal Gem.
Important Information for visiting St Govans Head: The Nearest toilets are in Bosherston (1 mile). If you want to walk around St Govans Head it is is on the Castlemartin firing range. It is closed when the range is in use.
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Freshwater West Beach (Dobby’s Grave)
Who would have thought Wales had so many filmed in it?
Well if you are a Harry Potter Fan Head Down to Freshwater West Beach. Here you will find the spot of Dobby’s Grave.
Finding Dobby’s grave is a bit tricky.
Once you enter the beach from the car park head for the banking. The easiest way to spot it is probably to walk the foot path across the sand banks so you can spot it straight away.
If you want to find it without walking over the banks, the best way to get there is by climbing the steepest sand dune there (you can’t miss it).
A trip here is free( always a bonus) and there are lots of parking options which makes it a great stop on your South Wales Road Trip.
Make sure you stop by the Capital City on your South Wales Road Trip . With so much to see and do, Caerdydd is somewhere you really don’t want to miss.
Top Cardiff stops
With Wales’ rich History, Cardiff Castle makes a fantastic day out for all. You can walk around the ground for free but if you actually want to go inside you will have to pay (it is worth it!)
Other Must Visit Places in Cardiff
✔️St. Fagans National Museum of History
✔️Principality Stadium- Try and catch a Rugby Game when you are visiting
✔️Castell Coch- This stop isn’t close to the center but trust me, you will want to stop here on your South Wales Road Trip
Driving through the Brecon Beacons and surrounding areas you would never guess you were in Wales.
Wild Horses, Mighty Mountain and impassable Waterfalls make the Brecon Beacons a must visit on any South Wales Road Trip.
Top Brecon Beacon Stops on a South Wales Road Trip
Brecon town is a lovely place to stop for a look through the shops and a bite to eat.
There are lots of places to park too so making a trip to the town super easy.
If there is only one place you stop in Brecon Town, make sure it’s Brecon Chocolates. Here you can try the most mouth watering Welsh Handmade Chocolate. (The Espresso Martini Bar is the best thing ever!)
The Black Mountains
Driving the roads surrounding the black mountains on your South Wales Road Trip will give you views upon views!
So even if you don’t get out of your car and just drive through, it is so worth it.
But if you do decide to stop, make the most of the amazing walks and the ice cream van in the Car Park.
The best walk to do is the one off the Car Park Where you can see some of Wales’ Limestone mining past.
Add chasing Waterfalls to your South Wales Road Trip itinerary for the most magical walks.
Just Drive down the M4 and you will be able to get to Waterfall County to start your adventures.
Top Waterfalls in Neath & The Surrounding Areas
✔️Henrhyd Falls (Where Batman was Filmed)
Neath also has a stunning Canal which is the perfect place for a picnic and a gentle stroll on your South Wales Road Trip.
Visiting this Harbour Town in South West Wales will show you exactly why it’s one of Wales’ most popular destinations.
Tenby is full of brightly coloured houses, amazing views and the best places to try Welsh Products!
It’s full of unique shops, Beach Views and so many activities. No matter if you are visiting Solo, as a Couple or Family, you will find something to do here which will make your South Wales Road Trip unforgettable.
Tenby has so much to do, you could spend a good few days here. However if you have places to go and other things to see, you can see a lot of Tenby in an hour or two.
Make sure you add Tenby to your South Wales Road Trip Itinerary to explore this charming Coastal Town.
Things you need to try on your South Wales Road Trip
Wales is full of amazing things you need to try on your South Wales Road Trip. So make sure you don’t leave before trying some of these Welsh delights!
✔️ Welsh Cakes (they are best when they are fresh off the griddle) So Stop by a local Market to grab the best ones.
✔️ Welsh Whiskey (You can have a tour at the Penderyn whisky which is a fantastic way to try it)
✔️ Bara Brith
✔️ Welsh Laverbread
✔️ Welsh Rarebit (it’s basically the best cheese on toast ever)
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🏴 South Wales Road Trip sign off: Discovering Celtic Cymru and all it’s amazing views will have you fall head over heels with Wales. Use this guide to start planning your own wonderful Wales Road Trip.