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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Arboreal
Arboreal
We believe in fresh, seasonal and honest food so we kept our menus simple and delicious.We tasted heaps of wine before deciding on our list and took pride in mixing classic cocktails....
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Ballas Farm Country Guest House
Ballas Farm Country Guest House
Standing in its own grounds Ballas Farm Country Guest House, is set in eight and a half acres of beautiful pasture and woodland. There are 4 guest rooms all with en-suite facilities. ...
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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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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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Go Ape-Margam Country Park
Go Ape-Margam Country Park
Go Ape is the UK's number one tree-top adventure. Head to Go Ape! Margam, nr Port Talbot for two to three hours in the trees, taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope...
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Hazelwood Guest House
Hazelwood Guest House
Purpose built in 2008 our luxury guest house, minutes from Bridgend town centre, has received the highest reviews on Tripadvisor by our guests. Designed with...
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Isabella's Restaurant
Isabella's Restaurant
Recently refurbished and with the addition of new wheelchair friendly access and bathroom facilities.Isabella's Tapas Bar and Spanish Restaurant...
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Lakeside Farm Park
Lakeside Farm Park
If you are looking for a unique location for your wedding, a relaxing family atmosphere for a delicious Sunday roast, or simply somewhere wonderful to grab a coffee and...
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