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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The Star Inn Wick
The Star Inn Wick
Welcome to the Star Inn, a traditional country public house comprising of a cosy bar and separate lounge/restaurant area, both offering plenty of character and real l...
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The Tudor Tavern
The Tudor Tavern
War Memorial now Stands! To say it has a colourful history out of the three is an understatement. There is so much history associated with this lively pub it’s impossible to...
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The Vale of Glamorgan Inn
The Vale of Glamorgan Inn
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The Watermill
The Watermill
The Watermill lies in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan with the seaside villages of Ogmore-by-Sea and Southerndown only a short distance away. At the...
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The Welsh Hawking Centre
The Welsh Hawking Centre
Situated in 25 acres of scenic parkland, with ample car parking, a souvenir shop, and light refreshments available in the Cafe during the Summer Season. Visitors...
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The White Hart Inn
The White Hart Inn
The Old White Hart is set in the picturesque town Square of Llantwit Major and is a short walk from the beach and historic heritage coastal path....
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Warren Mill Farm Park
Warren Mill Farm Park
Visit Warren Mill Farm and discover a 17th century farmhouse set in 40 acres of rural countryside! This beautiful lakeside setting is home to very friendly farm animals...
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Wiggleys Fun Farm
Wiggleys Fun Farm
Wiggleys Fun Farm is situated in the middle of the lovely countryside, yet easily accessible just 5 mins from Junction 36 of M4. Wiggleys Fun Farm is an all weathered attraction, it has themed ...
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Y Bwthyn Bach Cottage
Y Bwthyn Bach Cottage
Stay at the holiday cottage Y Bwthyn Bach lying in the heart of beautiful Vale countryside where peace and tranquility abound. The ground floor accommodation is...
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