South Wales is a region rich in natural resources. Beautiful valleys which once saw the growth of some of Britain's greatest industries, offer visitors magnificent scenery and glimpses of the past. Much of the outstanding natural beauty in this area of Wales remains untouched.
It is a land of contrasts, mountains and moorlands, forest and farmland and magnificent stretches of unspoilt coastline. The National Trust's interests in South Wales include large areas of the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and Gower, as well as the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, spectacular Aberdulais Falls and the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby.
The National Trust has many South Wales holiday cottages set in this amazing countryside or near major attractions including Penparc in Carmarthenshire is set in the Brecon Beacons near the Gold Mines or the Castell Farmhouse overlooking the bay at Fishguard.