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Cardiff

capital city of Wales

29km

51.4833-3.1833

Bristol

city in South West England

48km

51.45561-2.59455

Exeter

city in Devon, England

67km

50.7218-3.533617

Dorchester

town in West Dorset in Dorset, United Kingdom

70km

50.71141-2.4412

Bath

city in Somerset, England, United Kingdom

72km

51.38-2.36

Dorset

Dorset is a county on the south coast of England, in the West Country.

78km

50.8333-2.3333

Devon

ceremonial county of England (use Q21694695 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

95km

50.7-3.8

Wimborne Minster

Wimbourne is a small town in Dorset, England. The Minster, which is a beautiful large church, has existed for over 1300 years and is recognised for its unusual chained library.

116km

50.804-1.978

Poole

Poole is in Dorset, on the south coast of England.

117km

50.71666667-1.98333333

Evesham

Evesham is a small market town in Worcestershire situated roughly equidistant from Worcester, Cheltenham & Stratford-upon-Avon and in the Vale of Evesham.

132km

52.09-1.95

Christchurch (England)

coastal town in Dorset, England

139km

50.73-1.78

Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are located just off the coast of France mainly in the Bay of St Malo. They are Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom, which means that they are self-governing in all respects except for defence and foreign affairs, which are the responsibility of the UK government.

150km

49.3359-2.3346

Liverpool

city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

151km

53.4103-2.9856

Birmingham (England)

major city in England

152km

52.48-1.89
Sights

Norwegian Church, Cardiff

It was established in Cardiff Bay to serve the large community of Norwegian sailors working in the docks. The main claim to fame of its original location is as the place where the author Roald Dahl was christened. Today it is a cafe and art gallery.

26km

51.46143-3.16192

Pierhead Building

Sits between the ultra modern Millennium centre and Senedd as a strong contrast and link to Cardiff's glorious past. Covered in dragons and heraldry used for permanent and temporary exhibitions about Cardiff's development, and that of the docks.

26km

51.463526-3.163412

Cardiff Bay

bay and area created by the Cardiff Barrage in South Cardiff, Wales

26km

51.463-3.164

Cheddar Gorge

Valley in Somerset, England

27km

51.282409-2.76546

The Point, Cardiff

A church-turned-popular music venue in Cardiff Bay. The Point is situated in the old merchant's quarter of Mount Stuart Square. The square was named after Lord Mount Stuart, who represented Wales in Parliament during the Napoleonic period. The focal point of the square was St. Stephens, constructed around 1900, that would later be turned into The Point.

27km

51.465-3.168

Cardiff International Arena

indoor exhibition centre and events arena located in Cardiff, Wales

28km

51.4778-3.1715

Cardiff Story Museum

The Hayes. This is the museum of Cardiff's history, located in the Old Library building, which it shares with the tourist information centre.

28km

51.479753-3.176851

St David's Hall

Symphony hall used for orchestral concerts, recitals and other live music and comedy, host the Cardiff singer of the world competition, the world's premier singing competition.

28km

51.48027778-3.17666667

New Theatre, Cardiff

West End shows.

28km

51.483662-3.175532

Clwb Ifor Bach

nightclub in Cardiff

29km

51.48056-3.1814

City Hall, Cardiff

The domed roof of City Hall topped by a dragon is one of the landmarks of Cardiff city centre. Dating from the start of the 20th century, it is built of beautiful white Portland stone and surmounted by many statues. Inside, the marble hall is dominated by statues of Welsh heroes, the main hall has large bronze chandeliers and the main debating chamber sits under the dome. Open to visitors, events may prevent you from seeing all the rooms but a must-see.

29km

51.48504-3.17857

Cathays Park

Pronounced "kut-AYS, it is the prominent civic centre, comprising expensive white Portland stone buildings in a range of classical styles, all surrounding the formal gardens of Alexandra Gardens whose centre contains national war memorial of Wales.

29km

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Bute Park

park in Cardiff, Wales

30km

51.489-3.189

Barry Island

Welsh peninsula

33km

51.392-3.27483333

Caerau Hillfort

A Norman ringwork castle within an older Iron Age hillfort (as at Caer Penrhos). Much of the site has been overgrown with vegetation.

34km

51.4672-3.2483

Ashton Court

850 acres (340 hectares) city park, less than 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre, with a mix of meadow, woodland, deer park, golf course, site of the Balloon Fiesta, the KIte Festival and the former Ashton Court Festival.

43km

51.4479-2.6446

Monmouthshire

principal area in south-east Wales

44km

51.78333333-2.86666667

Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve

A wilderness of beauty and tranquility set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Avon Gorge and Brunel's world famous suspension bridge (National Trust).

44km

51.4631-2.6392

Clifton Suspension Bridge

bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon

45km

51.4549-2.6279

Clifton Observatory

The Downs provide a huge open space within Bristol, with great views over the Avon Gorge and the suspension bridge. On top of the downs, right by the bridge is the Observatory, housing a camera obscura and a cave leading down towards an observation point within the 250-foot sheer cliff face of the gorge.

45km

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Bristol Zoo

It is the 5th oldest zoo in the world and the oldest outside of a capital city. It was awarded ‘Zoo of the Year 2004’ by the Good Britain Guide.

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Clifton Cathedral

A striking modernist design completed in 1973, with an equally modern interior and spire. It is constructed of reinforced concrete faced with granite. Worth a look.

46km

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The Lido, Bristol

A Grade II* listed building. The Lido and pub are separately managed, the historic Lido having closed in 1989, completely refurbished and reopened in 2008. The Victoria freehouse pub stands in one corner of the site; it was created in 1851 to provide the funds to rescue the Lido the first time, and was saved from closure in 2006.

47km

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SS Great Britain

The world's first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven, steam-powered passenger liner, built by Brunel in 1843 and now preserved in a dry-dock alongside the floating harbour. Winner of the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year 2006 - the biggest arts prize in the U.K. The "Being Brunel" exhibition alongside opened in 2018 and is included in the ticket price.

47km

51.4492-2.6084

Brandon Hill, Bristol

This attractive and hilly park is worth visiting, if only for the views over Bristol from the hill-top. Even better views can be gained by climbing the narrow spiral staircase within the Cabot Tower atop the hill. Open every day from 8AM to 30 min before dusk. The tower is now open again after being closed for significant structural maintenance.

47km

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Cabot Tower, Bristol

This dramatic Victorian tower occupies a prominent hilltop in Brandon Hill park, seen from much of the city. If you climb up the spiral staircase, you get a great view of the whole city from the top. There are signs which show you what you are looking at. It's a great way to get acquainted with the city and oriented to where you are.

47km

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Georgian House, Bristol

Built for merchant and plantation owner John Pinney in 1790, also the former home of Pero Jones, a slave brought to Bristol from Nevis, by Pinney. It is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. Free. The book Pero, the Life of a Slave in Eighteenth-Century Bristol (C Eickelmann and D Small) is for sale at the museum.

47km

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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol's major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to magnificent art. A visit to the region's largest museum and art gallery is guaranteed to inspire! A range of subjects can be found. From Archaeology to History and Art. It also has a cafe.

47km

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Bristol Cathedral

Built as the abbey of St Augustine founded in the Norman era, and extensively rebuilt in the 16th and 19th centuries. The seat of the diocese of Bristol.

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M Shed

History of Bristol

48km

51.4473-2.5986

Great Bristol Half Marathon

48km

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Red Lodge Museum, Bristol

The house was built in 1590 and then altered in 1730. It has fine oak panelling and carved stone chimney pieces and is furnished in the style of both periods. The garden has now been laid out in Elizabethan style.

48km

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Pero's Bridge

Bridge over the Harbour, known for the iconic counter weights of the lifting section which resemble the shape of movie character Shrek, hence its popular name with the locals. Its formal name Pero's Bridge is a reference to Pero Jones, a Caribbean slave who arrived in Bristol through the harbour channel below the bridge in the 18th. Although the bridges hydraulic mechanism allows it to open and close swiftly, it only does so rarely because the ferry was designed explicitly to pass under the bridge without it needing to be lifted.

48km

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Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport

Former airport of Bristol, operating from 1930 until 1957. It played an important role during the Second World War as air bridge between the UK and neutral Portugal, and other territories such as Gibraltar. From the early 1950s the airport became too small to accommodate scheduled services, and expansion was limited by surrounding housing estates. It remained in use for some years for short flights to the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man, but flying ceased from 1957 onward. It was reopened in 1959 as a racing circuit, but most of the former airport grounds have been redeveloped since. The main runway still exists and can be visited.

48km

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Queen Square, Bristol

A 2.4 ha garden square in the center, originally laid out outside Bristol's city walls in an area known as the Town Marsh. Its planning started in 1699 and construction finished in 1727, being named after Queen Anne. It has seen a turbulent history, with much of the north and west side buildings being destroyed during the riots of 1831 and subsequently rebuilt. From 1937 to 1992 the square was scarred by a dual carriageway road crossing it diagonally, which created a lot of traffic to flow through the area. After this became unbearable by the 90s, the road was closed and demolished by the late 90s, and the garden restored to its pre 1937 glory. Although originally a residential neighborhood, the buildings surrounding the square are nowadays used as offices, and many are listed under heritage protection. The center of the square hosts the iconic statue of William III, a sculpture by John Michael Rysbrack who cast it in 1733 in brass and erected it in 1736 to signify the city's loyalty.

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King Street, Bristol

King Street is now the heart of Bristol's theatre-land (see 'Old Vic' below) but it once lead down to the docks at Welsh Back, where the old sailing trows (a type of sailing barge) used to dock after their journeys from South Wales. The street has changed little since those days, and the Llandoger Trow pub dates back to 1663. It is rumoured to have been patronised by pirates of old, and by Robert Louis Stevenson whilst writing Treasure Island.

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Llandoger Trow

pub in Bristol, UK

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The Exchange, Bristol

The Palladian Corn Exchange, built in 1743, boasts a clock on its frontage that ingeniously tells time both in the new-fangled GMT and the old Bristol time. In front are nails (in reality Bronze pillars) over which the local merchants did business; from these come the expression 'cash on the nail'.

49km

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St Nicholas Market

All under a glass arcade and is a great place to grab some deliciously different and cheap food. Choices include, local cheeses, The Bristol Sausage shop, famous Pie Minister Pies, and food from around the world such as Portuguese, Italian, Moroccan or Caribbean and Turkish.

49km

51.4544-2.5935

St Peter's Church, Castle Park, Bristol

It is difficult to imagine now, but this large harbour-side park was a network of busy streets and shops until it was bombed out during the second world war. Within the park are the excavated ruins of Bristol Castle, and the ruined St Peter's Church preserved as it stood after the bombing as a memorial to those killed.

49km

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Tintern

village in the United Kingdom

50km

51.69677-2.68142

St Pauls, Bristol

The Afro-Caribbean centre of Bristol and home to the world famous St Pauls Carnival. It still suffers from the negative reputation of having been home of the St Pauls riots over 25 years ago but visitors today will find it a colourful, friendly area with fantastic reggae pubs and clubs and a great street art scene. Host to an Asian supermarket on Ashley Road next door to Teoh's pan-Asian cafe.

50km

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St Werburghs

The alternative quarter and a green oasis in the heart of the city. Filled with allotments, a city farm, eco-housing and lively pubs including the award-winning The Duke of York in Jubilee Road and The Miner's Arms in Mina Road. The most recent addition to the area is the multi-million pound Eastgate Oriental City complex which features a large Chinese supermarket and Chinese restaurant.

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Brecon Beacons

mountain range in South Wales, UK

68km

51.88333333-3.43333333

Bradford-on-Avon

town in Wiltshire, England, UK

84km

51.347-2.251

Lulworth

92km

50.6208-2.2498

Corfe Castle

111km

50.64-2.058

Devizes

town in Wiltshire, England

112km

51.353-1.994

Wiltshire Museum

museum in Devizes, England

112km

51.35-1.993

Langland Bay

bay in in Gower, Swansea, Wales

114km

51.56666667-4

Ironbridge

village in Shropshire, England

114km

52.6277-2.485

Mawr

village in Wales

115km

51.70896-3.98421

Cotswolds

protected area in south central England

115km

51.8-2.03333333

Caswell Bay

Beach in Wales

118km

51.56885-4.03336

Wiltshire

ceremonial county of England (use Q21694746 for administrative unitary authority)

120km

51.33333333-1.91666667

Ilfracombe

town (seaside resort) and civil parish in Devon, England

124km

51.208-4.12

Three Cliffs Bay

126km

51.56819-4.11516

Avebury

Neolithic henge monument

128km

51.42861111-1.85416667

Bournemouth

town in the ceremonial county of Dorset, England

128km

50.72-1.88

Bush Barrow

archaeological site in England

129km

51.17051-1.834819

Normanton Down Barrows

130km

51.17-1.83

Oxwich Bay

130km

51.56581-4.14679

Stonehenge Cursus

Neolithic cursus monument

130km

51.186-1.826

Oxwich

village in United Kingdom

132km

51.559-4.171

Salisbury

cathedral city in Wiltshire, England

134km

51.074-1.7936

Durrington Walls

Just north of Woodhenge, Durrington Walls has been revealed as the site of a great Neolithic village, and likely home of several religious activities. The walls are the remains of the largest henge (earthworks) monument in the UK - some 500 m in diameter.

134km

51.1925-1.786667

Woodhenge

A contemporary monument to Stonehenge, Woodhenge was a series of timbers erected in oval rings, and like Stonehenge is aligned to the rising sun on the summer solstice. The old timber postholes are now marked with small concrete plinths (although there are plans to reconstruct the timbers as they may have looked), and although short on information the site offers a peaceful location away from the crowds at Stonehenge.

135km

51.1894-1.78576

Machynlleth

town in Powys, Wales

135km

52.591-3.849

Weobley Castle, Gower

Located in north Gower, this is one of Swansea's best preserved castles and offers commanding views over the Loughor Estuary to Carmarthenshire. There is an admission charge.

136km

51.6128-4.1994

Port Eynon

village in United Kingdom

137km

51.547-4.212

Chester

city in Cheshire, England

137km

53.19-2.89

Gower Peninsula

The beautiful Gower Peninsula was the United Kingdom's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located in Swansea, the peninsula is famous for its stunning coastal scenery, wide sandy beaches and medieval castles.

138km

51.5915-4.216294

River Tamar

The Tamar Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty in Devon and Cornwall, consisting of the Tamar, Lynher and Tavy valleys, as well as surrounding areas. To the east, the region is bordered by the Dartmoor National Park, and to the south lies the city of Plymouth. The Tamar Valley was the site of much mining activity during the 18th and 19th centuries, including the construction of Devon Great Consols, believed to be the worlds largest copper mine. The Tamar Valley includes part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

142km

50.35833333-4.16666667

Llangennith

village in Wales

144km

51.601-4.273

Dolgellau

town in Wales

145km

52.743-3.885

Rhossili

village in the county of Swansea, Wales

145km

51.56856-4.2869

Castell y Bere

castle

148km

52.65818-3.9715

Aberdyfi

village, community and seaside resort in Wales

149km

52.544-4.044

Sudley House

An art gallery which contains the collection of George Holt in its original setting. It includes work by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Edwin Landseer and J. M. W. Turner.

149km

53.3735-2.9214

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United Kingdom
Somerset is a county in the West Country of England.

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