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Hear the stories of the Vale come alive along each of the 10 Vale Trails. Vale Tales; the myths and legends of the Vale of Glamorgan.
You are never far from a beach in the Vale of Glamorgan. All very different and well worth a visit.
Vale of Glamorgan Beach Guide
The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, 14 miles of unspoilt coastline and breathtaking scenery.
Glamorgan Heritage Coast
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Hendrewennol Fruit Farm
See over 200 magnificent birds of prey and watch the falconry displays.
Come take a sneak peak at this remarkable castle, once the home of newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst.
Barefoot Studio is one of the leading Pilates studios in the UK.
A picturesque 18 hole golf course located in the attractive and scenic Vale of Glamorgan countryside.
Pick your own soft fruit farm with cafe, shop, plant nursery and children's play area.
The Cowbridge Physic Garden was recreated on the site that was once part of Cowbridge Old Hall, the home of the Edmondes family from the 18th to the 20th century
Off the beaten track, this beach is perfect for a quiet get away.
Picturesque 10-acre vineyard with bistro, restaurant, hotel accommodation, self-guided vineyard tours and a cookery school.
Glyndwr Vineyard produces a range of award winning wines.
Get up close and personal with the many animals that live on the farm. Enjoy a fun and factual farm safari set amongst 800 acres of organic farm land, or explore Slade Gardens on our garden tour
Knap Gardens are an oasis of calm from the wind blowing in from the Cold Knap in Barry.
Tucked away behind Old Hall in Cowbridge High Street lie the tranquil grounds of Old Hall Gardens.
Paws in the Vale: dog friendly venues for eating in the Vale.
Pirate themed adventure golf course situated right on the beach at Barry Island.
This circular walk typifies the best of inland Vale of Glamorgan: rich and colourful landscape, large areas of native forest, pretty villages, and a series of impressive views of the coast, nearby towns and city.
Explore the historic market town of Cowbridge, its surrounding fields and wooded paths.
A family-run business situated at the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan market town of Cowbridge.
Multi-level indoor adventure play area offering unlimited play and an outdoor play fort!
The Paget Rooms is an historic theatre in the heart of Penarth.
Hand crafted in the Vale of Glamorgan for more than 10 years.
Visit this 160 acre working farm with a variety of animals for a great family day out.
Dyffryn Springs offers coarse fishing for all types of anglers.
What's your wedding venue style? From flower meadows, and farm barns to stately homes and lighthouses, we've got some great wedding venues in the Vale of Glamorgan. Which one will you choose?
Fontygary Leisure Park is a family run caravan and touring park located on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
A Neolithic burial chamber in St Nicholas.
An 18 hole golf course in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan countryside, complete with spectacular views.
A family farm supplying the finest selection of Organic Welsh Beef, Lamb and Pork to the local community
High quality Welsh Ice cream made in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan
Monthly markets held in Cowbridge and Penarth by a thriving group of local producers.
We are very lucky here in the Vale of Glamorgan to have a diverse mix of flora and fauna from great crested newts to otters, from wild orchids to bluebells.
A leisure centre in the heart of Penarth offering a range of different facilities.
Edward Williams (1747-1826), better known by his bardic name Iolo Morganwg, was undoubtedly one of Wales's most colourful and intriguing sons.
'Paws in the Vale' is a dog friendly scheme based in the rural Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
Paws in the Vale: dog friendly accommodation in the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan is perfectly placed for groups to explore all that Southern Wales has to offer.
Ewenny Pottery is a well known and long established small family run pottery.
Situated on the magnificent Glamorgan Heritage Coast, visit the only working lighthouse which is open to visitors within 150 miles.
The world's last sea-going paddle steamer cruises the Severn Estuary.
The Vale of Glamorgan is a fantastic place to go walking - why not try our 10 Vale Trails along the coast and through the countryside?
No matter how long you're here, you can't afford to miss Real Wales tours
Steeped in history and opulence with turrets, gothic towers, sweeping staircases and original architecture, Hensol Castle and its perfectly landscaped surroundings are guaranteed to impress your guests.
Improve your wellbeing and breathe in some striking surroundings on the Wales Coastal Path.
Set in 650 acres of stunning Welsh countryside, the resort boasts two championship golf courses.
Nells Point Coastwatch station is the first NCI station established on the Welsh coast and is built on the site of a derelict coast guard station and has been built to a very high standard.
Pitch your tent in Amelia Trust's campsite on the outskirts of their fantastic woodlands.
You are never far from a beach in the Vale of Glamorgan. All very different and well worth a visit.
Single stone chamber is all that remains of a once much larger burial monument.
Activity packs for encouraging the younger members of your family to embark on an outing to the coast!
RNLI shop and visitor centre.
Set on the cliffs of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, The Barn at West Farm offers exceptional views and is the perfect backdrop for those special photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Thrilling indoor laser tag venue where two teams can battle it out using laser guns.
A leisure centre offering a range of facilities within the heart of Llantwit Major.
A large play area for older children, a separate area for toddlers and a space for reading, role play and imaginative thinking.
Paws in the Vale doggy blogs.
A fun and exciting place for children to explore set on the wonderful family friendly Barry Island seafront.
Glyndwr Vineyard produces a range of fine, award-winning wines which have been carefully blended and fermented by their skilled winemaker for over a quarter of a century.
The church of St. Cadocs at Llancarfan is the focus of this small and charming village in the heart of Vale of Glamorgan.
A collection of foodie experiences within the Vale.
A ruined medieval fortified manor house located in the community of Llanfair.
A PYO soft fruit farm based in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Serving Penarth with the best of local produce since 2002.
The perfect route for those who enjoy a bit of history with their walk. The town of Llantwit Major has been a settlement for over 3000 years.
Coconuts Play Centre also offer a variety of different parties so you can pick the package that suits you.
From quiet coves to the bustling beaches of Barry, this trail offers walkers the opportunity to experience the Vale of Glamorgan's diverse coastline.
Set in beautiful surroundings under the imposing Ogmore Castle, pony trekking and beach riding for all ages and abilities, open to novices.
Popular with fishermen and surfers, this is the rockiest beach along this coast, and marks the eastern end of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
The imposing church of St Illtud's built in 500 AD believed to be Britain's oldest seat of learning. Galilee chapel houses the most important collection of Celtic Christian crosses in the UK.
Slade Farm Gardens
Magnificently restored Art Deco pavilion on Penarth Pier.
Surely no other walk in the UK offers neolithic burial chambers, Edwardian gardens and supernatural legends all within an easy 7.5 mile country trail?
Hazel Court Ponds caters for the pleasure angler to specialist catfish and carp anglers.
Mark a special occasion or commemorate a loved one with an engraved brass plaque on the decking of Penarth Pier.
Nature reserve with more than 200 acres of lakes, woodlands, meadows and nature trails.
A golf course crafted by nature over thousands of years offering superb views to the coast.
Producer of finest quality home cured artisan bacons and speciality sausages, Farm Assured Welsh Lamb & Beef and traditional fresh Christmas Turkeys.
Cwm Colhuw - Llantwit Major's picturesque beach on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
Porthkerry Park offers a 12 hole pitch 'n' putt course set in beautiful woodland surroundings.
Inspirational food tours offering backstage passes to some of Wales' food and drink producers.
A vibrant and exciting multi-purpose arts venue with cinema situated in the heart of Barry.
A challenging golf course with narrow wood-lined fairways, water hazards and over 60 bunkers to test your golfing credentials.
Horsedrawn coastal tours taking in quaint village pubs, the beautiful river estuary and the historic Ogmore Castle.
A magnificent space home to a programme of changing exhibitions.
Barry Island has 24 vibrantly coloured beach huts with excellent views across Whitmore Bay.
A challenging parkland golf course set in the Vale of Glamorgan's scenic countryside.
Travel in style while you discover the Vale's hidden beaches, historic villages and secret gardens.
Specialising in award-winning Bara Brith baked right here in the Vale of Glamorgan in small batches.
Exciting programme of photography and lens based media exhibitions in the exquisite Grade 1 listed Turner House Gallery.
Built c1200 one of the few medieval castles still lived in as a home.
A walking trail to view sites of particular interest that have been marked with Blue Plaques.
Spectacular, breathtaking views along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast with rural farmlands and the ancient woodlands of St Donat's Castle
South Wales premier paintballing and outdoor activity centre based in Cowbridge.
A premier cultural centre set in the beautiful grounds of St Donats Castle.
Vale Golf Breaks combine challenging golf with quality accommodation to provide the perfect getaway.
Dog friendly sections of Magical Forest Vale Trail
14th century remains of a large courtyard castle, including a massive twin-towered gatehouse.
Paws in the Vale: dog friendly visitor attractions in the Vale.
Take a look at our list of activities available in the wonderful Vale of Glamorgan.
All-terrain beach wheelchairs are available at Barry Island, giving more visitors the chance to get on the sand at the beach.
If you are a fan of the hit TV show, you may want to visit some of the filming locations that were used locally and in the surrounding area.
The Parsnipship makes unique and original vegetarian & vegan food for sale at farmers markets, food fairs, festivals and events.
Capital Adventure offers you the opportunity to make your adventure unique and enjoyable. Select an activity and let them know your level of experience and they'll develop activities perfect for you!
Enjoy volleyball on the beach at Barry Island.
'Challenge Wales' is a 72-foot yacht that offers the chance to learn life skills through sailing training.
A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Sevenoaks Fishery is isolated yet still easily accessible and offers a perfect day out for everyone.
Over 25 individual businesses offering vintage, recycled and beautiful craft pieces for you and your home.
This is an idyllic, rural trail where walkers can enjoy delightful natural views and some created by talented historical figures.
Dunraven walled gardens peacefully situated at Southerndown - the perfect place to have a picnic.
Explore 55 acres of magnificent Edwardian garden design overlooked by a large mansion.
There are plenty of fantastic parks and gardens throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. From local parks and playing fields to fantastic local nature reserves and country parks.
The Deli was opened in 1983.
Hot Diggidy Dog Sauces are proper hot with a mouth-wateringly rich, sweet and tangy flavour.
Dog friendly sections of the Ogmore by Sea Vale trail.
This linear route offers wonderful insight into the tourism and maritime industries so important to the Vale of Glamorgan.
An interesting local history museum in Cowbridge.
Nash Point, in the heart of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, is a spectacular location to visit.
Barry Island Story Trail - stories written by pupils of Barry Island Primary School