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South Wales Collection

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Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Swansea Marina, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Swansea Marina, Swansea, West Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Coalmine pithead silhouetted at dusk

Coalmine pithead silhouetted at dusk, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, map of North and South Wales, 19th century engraving

A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, map of North and South Wales, 19th century engraving

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Ancient Gorsedd Stones, Pontypridd, Rhondda, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Ancient Gorsedd Stones, Pontypridd, Rhondda, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Australia map 1893

Australia map 1893
Johnsonas Universal Cyclopedia - Charles Kendall - New York 1893

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Lithograph of Bridgend Station, c. 1850

Lithograph of Bridgend Station, c. 1850
A reproduction of a lithograph showing Bridgend Station, South Wales, c.1850. The station opened in June 1850 on the line between Cardiff and Swansea

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Fireworks, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Fireworks, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Castell Coch in snow, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Castell Coch in snow, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: St Davids College, Lampeter, Cardiganshire (engraving)

St Davids College, Lampeter, Cardiganshire (engraving)
7159316 St Davids College, Lampeter, Cardiganshire (engraving) by Gastineau, Henry (1791-1876) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Davids College, Lampeter, Cardiganshire)

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire (engraving)

Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire (engraving)
7159446 Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire (engraving) by Gastineau, Henry (1791-1876) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire)

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: View of steel sculpture on waterfront with castle and bridge in background, The Wave

View of steel sculpture on waterfront with castle and bridge in background, The Wave, Newport Castle, Newport Bridge, River Usk, Newport, South Wales, Wales, september

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Coastal resort town seafront and lighthouse bombarded by waves during storm, Porthcawl Pier

Coastal resort town seafront and lighthouse bombarded by waves during storm, Porthcawl Pier, Porthcawl, Bristol Channel, South Wales, Wales, september

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Severn Estuary and First Severn Bridge, near Chepstow, South Wales, Wales

Severn Estuary and First Severn Bridge, near Chepstow, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Ancient Gorsedd Stones, Pontypridd, Rhondda, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Ancient Gorsedd Stones, Pontypridd, Rhondda, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Hikers on snow covered Pen y Fan mountain, Brecon Beacons National Park

Hikers on snow covered Pen y Fan mountain, Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, Gwent, South Wales, UK, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Storm waves over Porthcawl Pier, Porthcawl, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Storm waves over Porthcawl Pier, Porthcawl, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Lithograph of Chepstow Station, c. 1850

Lithograph of Chepstow Station, c. 1850
A reproduction of a lithographic print showing Chepstow station in c.1850 at about the time the South Wales Railway opened

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Hafod House, Cardiganshire (engraving)

Hafod House, Cardiganshire (engraving)
7159317 Hafod House, Cardiganshire (engraving) by Gastineau, Henry (1791-1876) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hafod House, Cardiganshire)

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Cardiff Castle, Bute Park, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Cardiff Castle, Bute Park, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Church Pool, Bettws-y-coed (oil)

Church Pool, Bettws-y-coed (oil)
7064886 Church Pool, Bettws-y-coed (oil) by Parker, Henry (1858-1930); Private Collection

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire (engraving)

Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire (engraving)
2787037 Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire)

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: A Welsh coal mine (litho)

A Welsh coal mine (litho)
3622182 A Welsh coal mine (litho) by Lacy, Charles John de (c.1860-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Welsh coal mine)

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: DCH00121007

DCH00121007
The Skirrid mountain at dawn from the top of the Sugar Loaf

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Autumn foliage, Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Autumn foliage, Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Aerial view of the Wye valley towards Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Aerial view of the Wye valley towards Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Tintern Abbey, 19th century (b/w photo)

Tintern Abbey, 19th century (b/w photo)
6266319 Tintern Abbey, 19th century (b/w photo); (add.info.: Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. The abbey was founded in 1131)

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Pendine Sands, South Wales, September 1924

Pendine Sands, South Wales, September 1924
A GWR Publicity view of Ragwen Point on the western end of Pendine Sands on the Carmarthenshire border with Glamorgan, South Wales in September 1924

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Aerial view of Worm's Head promontory on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Aerial view of Worm's Head promontory on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Aerial view of The Knave on the dramatic coastline of the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK

Aerial view of The Knave on the dramatic coastline of the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Shipwreck of the Helvetia on the sandy shores of Rhossili Bay at sunset, Gower Peninsula

Shipwreck of the Helvetia on the sandy shores of Rhossili Bay at sunset, Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Winter (January) 2020

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Golden sunset over Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Golden sunset over Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: View from Llanmadoc Hill over the village of Llangennith towards Rhossili Bay and Worm's Head

View from Llanmadoc Hill over the village of Llangennith towards Rhossili Bay and Worm's Head, Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Rusted shipwreck anchor on the rocky shoreline near Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula

Rusted shipwreck anchor on the rocky shoreline near Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Sunset over the shipwreck of the Helvatia on Rhossili Bay, Gower, South Wales, UK

Sunset over the shipwreck of the Helvatia on Rhossili Bay, Gower, South Wales, UK. Spring (March) 2022

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: United Kingdom, Wales, Gwent, Chepstow Castle, River Wye

United Kingdom, Wales, Gwent, Chepstow Castle, River Wye

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Seascape from Nash Point looking across The Bristol Channel, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Seascape from Nash Point looking across The Bristol Channel, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Cliffs at Nash Point, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Cliffs at Nash Point, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Kidwelly Castle, South Wales, c. 1810. Creator: Unknown

Kidwelly Castle, South Wales, c. 1810. Creator: Unknown
Kidwelly Castle, South Wales, c. 1810. Possibly after John Varley

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: The Ford Motor Manufacturing plant at Bridgend, Wales, Picture taken 12 months

The Ford Motor Manufacturing plant at Bridgend, Wales, Picture taken 12 months before it opened. Picture taken 8th May 1979

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Merthyr Vale, South Wales. 1962. At Merthyr Vale

Merthyr Vale, South Wales. 1962. At Merthyr Vale, where long lines of houses stretch out from the colliery, the valley of the Taff still retains some of its beauty. Picture taken 25th August 1962

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: Chris Evans, DJ on Radio One, presents the Radio One Roadshow from Tenby in South Wales

Chris Evans, DJ on Radio One, presents the Radio One Roadshow from Tenby in South Wales. The huge crowd go wild as the event is broadcast live on BBC Radio One. Picture taken 23rd August 1996

Background imageSouth Wales Collection: The Handball Court in Nelson, Glamorgan, South Wales, 8th August 1969

The Handball Court in Nelson, Glamorgan, South Wales, 8th August 1969. The three walled court has stood in the town since 1860




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Welcome to South Wales, a captivating region in the beautiful country of Wales, United Kingdom. Situated in Europe, this enchanting destination offers a plethora of breathtaking sights and experiences. Begin your journey at Three Cliffs Bay in Gower, where golden sands meet towering cliffs, creating a picturesque landscape that will leave you awe-inspired. As you explore further, Cardiff Bay awaits with its iconic Millennium Centre standing proudly against the backdrop of sparkling waters. This vibrant city is not only the capital but also boasts historical gems like Castell Coch in Tongwynlais. Venture west to Swansea Marina in West Glamorgan and immerse yourself in its maritime charm. The silhouettes of coalmine pitheads at dusk serve as reminders of South Wales' rich industrial heritage. Delve into history through lithographs depicting Bridgend Station from 1850 or marvel at ancient Gorsedd Stones nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Pontypridd. Sports enthusiasts will find their haven at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff – an architectural masterpiece hosting thrilling events that unite fans from all walks of life. For those seeking a touch of medieval grandeur, Ruthin Castle stands tall in Denbighshire, offering an unforgettable glimpse into bygone eras. As night falls over Caerphilly Castle, fireworks light up the sky and illuminate this magnificent fortress – a sight that truly captures the magic and splendor found throughout South Wales. Whether it's exploring stunning coastlines or delving into centuries-old history and culture, South Wales promises an unforgettable adventure for every traveler. So pack your bags and embark on a journey through this remarkable region where natural beauty meets fascinating heritage.