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Barry & Barry Island

Barry & Barry Island

Barry is a vibrant coastal town with a bustling High Street and the Goodsheds and Innovation Quarter - a shopping, eating and relaxing destination. Barry Island is famous for golden beaches, family amusements, colourful beach huts and “Gavin & Stacey”.

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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

One of Wales’ most fashionable places - independent shops and cafés, historic buildings and a Physic Garden. Nearby are majestic castles and Dyffryn House & Gardens, while the beautiful countryside beyond is home to award-winning food and drink producers.

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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Historic market town packed with interesting buildings and a fine collection of Celtic carved stones at St.Illtud’s Church. Nearby, 14 miles of unspoilt Glamorgan Heritage coastline offer cliff-top walks and beaches for rockpooling, surfing and sandcastles.

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Penarth

Penarth

Elegant seaside town with a Victorian pier, Art Deco Pavilion, and modern Marina. Splendid parks link the coast to the traditional town centre with its independent shops and arcade. Just moments from Cardiff Bay.

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Barry & Barry Island
Love the clouds #goodshedsbarry #barry #valeofglamorgan #barrywaterfront
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Barry & Barry Island
Bygone days #typwmp #thepumphouse #barry #barrywaterfront #barrydocks
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We love dogs! So much so we’ve dedicated a page to doggies on our new website. So many beaches to choose from. Where will you holiday with your best friend this year? Website link in the bio. Www. Visitthevale.com ......... ❤️ thank you Delwyn for being our Visit the Vale doggy pin up ❤️#dogsofinstagram #dogsonholiday #beaches #doglovers #doglife ##pawsofthevale #dogphotography #dogsofinstaworld #dogliversofinstagram #holidaywithdogs #coast @visitwales
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Barry & Barry Island
Not a bad old morning to catch a cuppa on #BarryIsland today. Actually rather good for the soul. #barry #seaside #coast #beach
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
A glorious shot of Nash Point on the #glamorganheritagecoast by 📸 @pdmurphyphotography. We just ❤️ this place x #lighthouse
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We have over 50 volunteers who have signed up to survey the vales streams and rivers looking for signs of otter. So far they have had two zoom training sessions and last Saturday we held the first on site training session at the Lodge garden In Porthkerry for 20 volunteers. (plus a few members of the public!) It was a great chance to exchange information, smell otter spraint, stroke on otter and see the contents an otters stomach! Mel Stewart said – now the real work begins as all our wonderful volunteers go out searching for otters! Anyone interested in helping out with this project should contact Mel – porthkerry@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
We are a country of Castles, and St.Donats is up there as one of the most impressive overlooking the #GlamorganHeritageCoast. Fab 📸 @neil_holman #castles #coast #LlantwitMajor #castlesofinstagram @visitwales @uwcatlanticexperience
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It's that time of year folks! The seasonal dog ban comes into effect from today 1st May until 30th September. Dogs are still welcome on some of our beaches, please see link for more information. We would kindly ask, as always, to please pick up after your dogs. https://www.visitthevale.com/see-do/dog-friendly
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
We really do #LoveLlantwitMajor and now we have the flags to prove it. Hope you like them. 😊 Another great design by @lovingllantwit_tregannadesign #LlantwitMajor #GlamorganHeritageCoast #flags #banners
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale
@cowbridgephysicgarden in the glorious sunshine. #visitcowbridge #cowbridge #garden #gardensofwales #plants
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Barry & Barry Island
Vale Nature Thought we'd share some lovely Spring flowers with you. Thank you Alex, one of our great Porthkerry Rangers, for the photos. #valenature #porthkerrycountypark #barry #springflowers #bluebells #primroses #woodanemone #celandines
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Is it me or does this look like a waterfall off the end of the earth? 😍📸 by @pdmurphyphotography. Spoiled for choice for some of the best photography of the Vale to share #glamorganheritagecoast #wonderful_places #sea @visitwales @walescoastpath
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