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11 Things You Didn’t Know About South Wales!

The South of Wales is a beautiful part of the country and home to our four holiday parks: Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Quay West and our owner’s only park Penally Court. We have put together a list of 11 things you might not know about the South of Wales!

48 hour guide to South Wales

1. There are Castles Galore! 

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Did you know that Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world!

2.  It has the First Ever Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

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(source: www.cwmshoncottageswales.co.uk)

The Gower coastline was the first ever area of outstanding natural beauty in Britain! As well as that it is also an internationally important archaeological heritage site!

3. It has the Smallest Town in Britain! 

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(source: en.wikipedia.org)

St David’s in Pembrokeshire is the smallest city in Britain, both in terms of size and population! Pembrokeshire is a popular tourist attraction so be sure to visit when you’re at one of our Parks in South Wales!

4. Harry Potter was Filmed Here!

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(source: www.geocaching.com)

Freshwater West Beach in South Wales is a popular filming location having filmed the famous Harry Potter there! The Shell Cottage where Harry and friends sheltered in the Deathly Hallows was built on the edge of the beach!

5. Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has the largest retractable roof of any sports stadium in the world!

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(source: www.penarthframing.co.uk)

6. Cardiff is the Wettest City in Britain

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(source: en.wikipedia.org )

Cardiff has been named as the wettest city in Britain after it had 115cm of rain in 2014! This year Eglwyswrw in south east Wales has rained for 85 days straight, just falling short of the record set by Scotland in 1923 of 89 days!

7. They have the deepest cave in Britain! 

Ogof Fynnon Dddu is a cave that lies beneath Swansea and is the deepest cave in Britain! The cave is 274.5 metres deep so perfect for exploring and caving!

8. You can visit Bat Man’s Cave

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(source: http://www.visitwales.com/holidays-breaks/days-out/tv-film-locations-uk/wales-on-film )

Did you know the famous Batcave in the Dark Knight Rises was hidden behind the 88 foot waterfall in the Brecon Beacons National Park!

9. 42% of the South and West Wales coastline is designated as ‘Heritage Coast’.

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(source: www.visitwales.com)

10. Get your Mountain Bikes at the Ready! 

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(source: www.visitwales.com)

The South of Wales is a great place for mountain biking! You wouldn’t think that the mountains of Wales could compete with the likes of the Alps or the Rockies, but you can find world-class trails in the green valleys of Wales that are more than a match!

11. Snow White and the Huntsman was shot here!

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(source: rottennuke.blogspot.com )

The famous Snow White and the Huntsman starring the very famous Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth was filmed on Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire – how exciting!

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