The New York Times asked readers about places which inspired and delighted them. From over 2,000 suggestions, South Wales was the first entry in a list of 52 places to love in 2021.

One reader, a lawyer from California explained he had visited the area many times as a couple and now with their extended family. Mumbles was described by him as a secret escape to a beautiful place which is welcoming.

Mumbles sits at the edge of the Gower Peninsula — a beautiful wild place that offers expansive beaches, medieval castles, hilltop trails, horses that graze near Stone Age ruins and picture-book villages with friendly pubs serving Sunday roasts and local ales in dark-wood booths."

Our itineraries are devised to ensure that your clients make the most of the South Wales area and further afield too. There is plenty for your clients to do, including visiting National Trust properties, castles, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, museums, shopping, walking, cycling and adventure and of course many bars and restaurants showcasing local food and drink.

Highlights of our South and West Wales cities

Three days in South Wales

Visit the drink producers of South Wales

Industrial heritage in South Wales


Main picture caption: Mumbles Head lighthouse at sunrise from Bracelet Bay, Gower Peninsula

Published 18 January 2021

Reflections on the moat of a castle and embankment.
Boats moored in a harbour on a sandy beach with a path leading up to colourful houses.
Reflections on a canal from the stone bridge and autumn colours of leaves.

Caerphilly Castle, Tenby, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Related stories