The beauty of Wales is that you don’t have to go far to experience a very different adventure. With the perfect home base in the centre of Cardiff, Aaron Wise apartments open up the doors for exploration in South West Wales.

Abergavenney – 55-60 minute drive

This picturesque Welsh town symbolises all the beauty that Wales is known for. Winding cobbled streets lead you through the unique and eclectic town centre, that is full to bursting with gorgeous shops and cafes.

Walk a little deeper through the town and you’ll find The Art Shop and Chapel, an absolute hidden gem of Welsh artwork and history. The Restaurant in the centre of the gallery is more akin to a trendy Cardiff Café than a small town pub, and the menu boasts sumptuous seasonal flavours.

Stroll further into the town and you’ll discover the path leading to the ruins of White Castle. The stunning remnants of ages past will ignite your imagination as you traverse the old ruins.

Afan Forest Park – 50-55 minute drive

Re-energise with a trip into one of Wales’ most beautiful parks. Less than an hour away sits Afan Forest Park, which welcomes hikers and cyclists to explore the astounding beauty of Welsh nature.

There are walks for every level of fitness, ranging from short strolls, to adventurous hikes through the mountains, and when you need a hot cup of tea and a bite to eat, Afan has you covered.

The park has three cafes around the grounds, giving visitors plenty of opportunity to sit back and enjoy the scenery with a meal.

The drive up to Afan Forest Park winds through stunning scenery, and provides the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.