South Wales East
Discover what living in one of our new homes in South East Wales is like. Use our guide to the key cities, famous landmarks, special landscapes and things to do as your starting point.
South East Wales has it all and moving to a new home here puts work and leisure opportunities firmly on the map. Cardiff with a capital C is the focal point for this area on several counts, not least as the celebrated home of Welsh Rugby. You don’t need to be passionate about sport to love the buzz that Cardiff gives to an area that includes the countryside of the Valleys and the Glamorgan heritage coast.
With Wales’s only international airport, and a fast-track route into England via the M4 and the two majestic Severn bridges, South East Wales is certainly well-connected.
South East Wales’s counties
The area covered by the city of Cardiff has the same county status as its neighbours - Gwent, Mid Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Newport, South Glamorgan and Rhondda Cyon Taf.
Cities in South East Wales
Cardiff grabs the big city limelight, with the towns of Abergavenny, Barry, Bridgend, Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport providing excellent local amenities for the region.
Landmarks in South East Wales
With sport in the national mind, the Wales Millennium Centre is a proud landmark. The great Severn Bridges stand out from the crowd too.
Landscapes in South East Wales
The Brecon Beacons are on the horizon in this region, a dramatic National Park with Pen y Faw, at its heart. For somewhere a bit gentler, the Glamorgan heritage coast is a mix of castles, countryside, coves and coastal paths.
Things to do in South East Wales
Since Cardiff is the home of Welsh Rugby Union, it’s got to be rugby! The National Museum is another highlight in this region, and you can take your pick of castles to visit but Caerphilly is by far the largest.