If you're travelling
to Wales from London
, you’ll arrive in south east Wales in about two to three hours, depending on whether you’re on the train or in a car. Or you might arrive directly at our International airport
South east Wales is the most built up of our regions. The majority of our population live here and a large proportion of our industry is based here. Our capital city Cardiff has a population of approx. 320,000, although this is said to swell by nearly 50,000 each day as commuters enter the city.
But it’s not all industry. Cardiff is one of the greenest cities in the UK, with many parks to choose from including Bute Park in the city centre. In less than an hour's drive it’s possible to escape the city for the more rural setting of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast or the Wye Valley.
In 2011 Cardiff was chosen as one of the 10 best places in the world to visit during the Summer by National Geographic magazine - the only UK location to be featured.
See the Visit Wales website for more info on visiting the region.