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 and once visited, it’s not hard to see why! Still, not without seeing its 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 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 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’re 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. Today 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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Salthouse on the Square
Salthouse on the Square
Located off the seafront at Porthcawl near Bridgend the Salthouse on the Square offers customer dining from 11am in the morning with a Welsh breakfast (served until...
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Scoops
Scoops
Location, Location, Location! At It’s all about the view! Scoops Icecream & Coffee Bar sits over the beach with unrivalled views of the coastline and beyond from our balcony...
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Stockwood Apartments
Stockwood Apartments
Combine the comfortable surroundings and friendly atmosphere of the privately owned 3 star Bear Hotel with the privacy of our luxurious Stockwood Apartments and...
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The Beach House Hotel
The Beach House Hotel
With uninterrupted views across the sea, the Beach House Hotel is located directly on the Penarth promenade and is an ideal venue in which to stay if you're visiting South Wales. Whether you are ...
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The Bear Hotel -Cowbridge
The Bear Hotel -Cowbridge
The Bear has origins as far back as the 12th Century. Probably best known as being the inn where they changed the horses on the mail run from Cardiff to...
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The Blue Anchor Inn
The Blue Anchor Inn
The Blue Anchor Inn was one of the first pubs in South Wales to produce quality bar meals back in the 1980's. ...
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The Conservatory @ the Atlantic
The Conservatory @ the Atlantic
The Atlantic Hotel is conveniently situated on the sea front within a few minutes walk of the town centre and the picturesque harbour, on the unspoilt coast of Porthcawl....
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The Fairways Hotel
The Fairways Hotel
All rooms have king size beds which can be adapted to suit families or twin rooms. Recently redecorated, the rooms, all en-suite, ensure comfort as well as...
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The Golden Mile Country Inn
The Golden Mile Country Inn
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the Vale of Glamorgan, The Golden Mile Country Inn is in a rural setting with beautiful countryside views. Our 4 guest rooms combine ...
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The Huntsman Restaurant
The Huntsman Restaurant
The restaurant is stylish and comfortable with modern original canvas artwork as well as an intriguing collection of stoneware hot water bottles along the beams in the...
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The Old Barn B&B
The Old Barn B&B
The Old Barn B&B dates back to the 17th Century when it was used as farm buildings for the adjacent Croft. This charming, recently converted self contained barn combines many original ...
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The Old Wine House
The Old Wine House
The Old Wine House, a self catering two bedroom apartment, is situated above the Quarter Penny Café in the heart of the market town of Cowbridge. The self catering apartment has two ...
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The Pelican in her Piety
The Pelican in her Piety
The ‘Pelican in her Piety' Pub has been around for at least 250 years, perhaps even as much as 500 years, we can't be sure. It is regularly used to demonstrate to tourists the true beauty of Wales, ...
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The Plug
The Plug
Our coffee is roasted by origin coffee roasters. We use origin because their coffee is environmentally sourced & they work closely with their farmers to guarantee they are getting a ...
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The Quarter Penny Cafe
The Quarter Penny Cafe
Situated on Cowbridge High Street, The Quarter Penny Cafe (formerly Farthings) is a friendly, cosy eating and meeting place. Our aim is to provide quality, unfussy, home-made food and ...
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The Rock Inn
The Rock Inn
Here at the Rock Inn, we pride ourselves on delivering a great customer experience within our fantastic recently refurbished pub. ...
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The Six Bells Penmark
The Six Bells Penmark
Step in through our doors and be welcome into a traditional country bar with heavy wooden beams, open log fires and hints of fresh homemade food floating through the air....
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The Star Inn
The Star Inn
Mark & Pauline Newbold welcome you to The Star Inn in Treoes - in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, an highly acclaimed and award winning pub & restaurant. ...
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