Glamorgan's Coast & Countryside

Home to the most Southerly point in Wales, people have been visiting and living in the Vale of Glamorgan and its surrounding areas for 200,000 years now, once visited, it’s not hard to see why! Still, not without seeing its fair share of hard times however, that hasn’t stopped this area becoming a fantastic tourist destination. I think the fact that the BBC has filmed its present two series of its hit show ‘Being Human’ coupled with ‘Gavin & Stacy’ also being filmed in the seaside town of Barry, only goes to show that this area of Wales really has got what it takes to pull the tourists in from further and now wider areas.

The outstanding yellow-grey cliffs on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast which stretches in-between Llantwit Major to Ogmore by the Sea are unique only to the Celtic seaboard (Cornwall, Wales, Ireland and Brittany) as they are formed of Liassic limestone - totally unique for a Celtic nation. They were formed 200 million years ago when Wales (as well as Cornwall and Ireland) lay below a warm, shallow, equatorial sea during the start of the Jurassic period. In the present day the cliffs contain elements of Jurassic age sea-creatures (although not land dinosaurs - the Celtic nations were all underneath the sea), such as ammonites.

I do not think you need any more convincing that the Vale of Glamorgan has its fair share of stories, places to see and things to do than any other place in Wales. What makes this place so unique however is its versatility to be a great place of history, an amazing outdoor pursuit’s area, or just simply somewhere to unwind and take it all in! Whatever you choose to do, Glamorgan has to be on your itinerary of places to visit whilst visiting the great country of Wales.

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 The Angel Inn
The Angel Inn
Great family-friendly pub offering drinks and delicious food all day. Big car park, baby changing facilities, high chairs available.Carvery Sunday lunch....
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Amelia Trust Farm
Amelia Trust Farm
Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, the Amelia Trust Farm is a countryside sanctuary for all to enjoy. As a registered charity, we believe no one should be excluded from society. ...
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Arboreal
Arboreal
We are a Cowbridge based Cafe Kitchen Bar. Arboreal captures the relaxed nature of our environment and stays true to its concept by cooking food from our open wood oven....
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Ballas Farm Country Guest House
Ballas Farm Country Guest House
Heol-Y-Sheet, Stormy Down, Pyle, Mid Glamorgan, CF33 4RY T: 01656 741794 www.ballasfarm.co.uk E: stay@ballasfarm.co.uk...
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Blanco's Hotel & Restaurant
Blanco's Hotel & Restaurant
Blanco's Hotel offers spacious and inviting surroundings, designed to offer guests the best in hotel accommodation. All 65 rooms are beautifully appointed,...
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Bryn-Y-Ddafad Guest House
Bryn-Y-Ddafad Guest House
Located in delightful countryside just 4 miles from the M4 and 11 miles from central Cardiff the vibrant Capital city of Wales, Bryn-y-Ddafad is ideal for visitors seeking to...
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Bryngarw House and Country Park
Bryngarw House and Country Park
There's no better way to explore Bryngarw Country Park than by putting on your wellies and following the Keepers quest. ...
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Carne Arms
Carne Arms
The Carne Arms dates back over 400 years and is a delightful old inn with open fires and a friendly, cosy ambiance. Thought to have originally been part of the local Rectory it's name is ancient and is...
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Cefn Mably Hotel
Cefn Mably Hotel
Cefn Mably Hotel is easily reachable from M4 and Cardiff Airport. The Hotel is located very near Penarth center and just 10 minutes drive to Cardiff City Center, Millenium...
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Cloud Cottage
Cloud Cottage
Cloud Cottage is a two bedroom fisherman's cottage in a commanding position at the top of Mumbles providing outstanding sea views and importantly,private parking. ...
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Coed-y-Mwstwr
Coed-y-Mwstwr
The Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel near Bridgend in South Wales is a beautiful privately owned 4 star country house hotel justifiably proud of its fine reputation. Few settings are more tranquil than...
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Coney Beach Porthcawl
Coney Beach Porthcawl
Coney Beach Amusement Park is at the heart of Porthcawl and sits on Sandy Bay, which is one of seven bays at this historical South Wales seaside town. ...
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Court Coleman Manor
Court Coleman Manor
Situated in the beautiful South Wales countryside, Court Colman Manor Hotel is ideal for anyone looking to simply get away from it all. Our rural accommodation near ...
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Cowbridge Cabins
Cowbridge Cabins
Nestling within 2000 acres of Penllyn Estate Farm, and just ten minutes’ walk of the historic town of Cowbridge with its array of pubs, restaurants and fantastic boutiques...
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Duffryn Mawr Cottages
Duffryn Mawr Cottages
The Loft has two large bedrooms, one is on the ground floor and can sleep up to 3 in single beds and the other is upstairs and has a double bed, there is room for an additional single bed if ...
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Foam Edge Guest House
Foam Edge Guest House
Located prime position on seafront, overlooking the Bristol Channel, North Devon & Swansea Coastlines. Easily accessible from junction 37 of the M4. Cardiff...
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Fonmon Castle
Fonmon Castle
Fonmon is one of the few mediaeval castles which are still lived in as a home. Since it was built by the St. John family c1200, it has only changed hands once. In 1656,...
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Glamorgan's Coast & Countryside Walks
Glamorgan's Coast & Countryside Walks
To get to the start aim for Newton which is at the Eastern end of Porthcawl. Park anywhere near the village green, the Ancient Briton Pub or the 12th Century church....
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