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Green spaces for Spring
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Green spaces for Spring

Town centre parks, amazing nature reserves, and vast country parks – these are just some of the green spaces in the Vale

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Incredi-VALE

Escape the crowds in the Vale of Glamorgan’s 14 miles of beautiful beaches, secluded coves and rugged cliffs

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Hensol Castle Distillery awarded ‘highest honour’ by TripAdvisor
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Food & Drink

Hensol Castle Distillery awarded ‘highest honour’ by TripAdvisor

Hensol Castle Distillery awarded ‘highest honour’ by TripAdvisor

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Barry & Barry Island
Barry Island, famed for its vibrant colored beach huts and fantastic golden beaches 🌈In the summer months it’s a great place to visit to soak up the sun, but it’s also the perfect spot for a hot chocolate and a winters walk!🧣❄️ #visitthevale #barry #barryisland
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📣 Calling all gin-lovers! It's competition time! 🥂 Win a full gin distillery experience at Hensol Gin Distillery for two with overnight stay at the Vale Resort followed by a private spirit tasting session at Craft Republic and complimentary bottle of Barry Island Gin! 🌟 This gin-tastic competition will be open until the end Feb 2023. We'll be selecting the winner at random thereafter and will be announcing the winner on our Visit the Vale socials @visitthevale so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Follow the link in our bio to enter! ⬆️ ✨ Good luck 🤞 @hensolcastledistillery @barryislandgin @wearecraftrepublic @visitwales @southernwales #gin #Glamorgan #competition #barryisland #valeresort
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Celebrate Christmas with some fantastic festive activities in the Vale of Glamorgan this weekend. From magical walks through the illuminated gardens at Fonmon Castle✨, to carol signing at Penarth Pier🎶, write letters to Santa at the Forage Christmas experience🎅 or pop along to the Barry Christmas market🎁…and much more! 🎄🌟 Plenty more details can be found on our website! 🌟 www.visitthevale.com/events #visitthevale #christmasinthevale
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🍂With autumn in full swing and winter just around the corner, we love seeing your photos of the beautiful Vale this time of year! 🌦️🌈 📸 Keep sharing your photos with us using #visitthevale
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Fourteen miles of unspoilt, natural coastline and simply breath taking scenery. With an abundance of stunning beaches overlooked by dramatic clifftops the GHC provides the perfect backdrop to an area rich in geology and unforgettable wildlife, perfect for exploring. 🥾 Whether you’re looking for an easily accessible beach with family friendly facilities, somewhere for a short amble or challenging walk, activities to stimulate the children, or just wish to escape, you will find the perfect place to visit along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast 🌊 You can read more about the GHC by checking out - www.visitthevale.com/attractions/the-glamorgan-heritage-coast #visitthevale #walescoastpath #glamorganheritagecoast #glamorganheritagecoastpath #visitwales
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Christmas is in full swing in the Vale of Glamorgan! Check out our updated festive schedule below to see what events are happening near you this festive season.... 🎅✨ Don't forget, you can find more details for each event including how to book tickets by visiting our website ➡️ www.visitthevale.com/events Keep an eye out as our events section of the website gets updated regularly! 👀 #visitthevale #christmasinthevale
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Less than a 2 weeks to go until the Barry Christmas Market takes place in King’s Square Barry as part the Barry Christmas Festival. It will take place between 2nd-11th December between 12pm-8pm every day! Come along and bring the whole family- there will be something for everyone! 🎅✨ See traders below ⬇️ @numnumsbarry @meggobakes @shecancloset @dimensionalart @charleywongillustrations @barryislandspiritscohq @wild_botanic @kelzojewellery @jadezbraidz_eventz @wedratherlather @harbour_jewellery and many more! (Full list of traders can be found on our website!) #BarryChristmasFest
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Dogs love it here in the Vale of Glamorgan, from sandy beaches to green parks and lots of dog-friendly cafes to explore🐾 You’ll also find plenty of places where you can take your dog on holiday: from campsites, hotels and even self-catering cottages that allow pets! 🐕 Don’t forget to follow us @pawsinthevale on Instagram to stay up to date with all things dog-friendly in the Vale! You can also check out the dog-friendly section of our website for more inspiration. If you have a favourite spot in the Vale that you love to visit with your dog, let us know in the comments below!🐾🐕 #visitthevale #pawsinthevale
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COMPETITION TIME ⭐️ Win a 2-night Vale Trails stay at Llantwit Majors' historic Great House Guest House. If you fancy a weekend exploring this wonderful part of the world, we're delighted to offer you the chance of winning a 2 night stay at the beautiful Great House Guest House in Llantwit Major. Sitting at the heart of the Vale, you will be well located to explore this beautiful destination, and with 10 trails to choose from, as well as the Wales Coast Path on your doorstep, 2 nights might not be enough to discover this hidden walking treasure. If you'd like to win this wonderful prize, follow the link below and answer one simple question.. 'How many trails make up the Vale Trails suite of maps?' www.visitthevale.com/pages/vale-trails With huge thanks to Paula at Great House Guest House for her support in offering this prize.
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This weekend is the @swamstathan Christmas Fayre 🚁✈️🎅 With over 40+ stalls, Christmas gifts, raffle prizes, food & refreshments, music and a visit from the main man himself… 🎅⭐️ Only £1 entry fee! ✨ @swamstathan
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Each month we will be showcasing a new property in the Vale of Glamorgan. 🏠 This month we’re shining the spotlight on Gileston Manor! ⭐️ Awarded five stars by Visit Wales, the Estate, which dates back to the 1320s, has been lovingly restored to its former glory over the past 12 years by owners Lorraine Garrad Jones and Josh Llewellyn. The Estate’s Queen Anne Grade II* listed Manor House, which has breath-taking sea views and a countryside setting, is surrounded by seven individually designed suites conceived and styled taking inspiration from around the world. Princess Diana’s dress designer David Emanuel has also exclusively designed one suite offering an elegant, tranquil and luxurious retreat for couples. Using the very best in furniture and furnishings gathered from around the world, guests could find themselves staying in the Japanese room, the Versailles suite, the Antoinette room, the Hamptons suite, the Highlands room or the Raffles room inspired by the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. ⭐️ Learn more about this beautiful stay at ➡️ www.visitthevale.com/accommodation/GilestonManorEstate Be sure to check back next month for the next venue in our spotlight series, as the Vale of Glamorgan has some wonderful places to stay! 🏩 #visitthevale #stayinthevale #inspiringstays #stayinwales @gilestonmanorestate @gileston.manor
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It's a very Merry Christmas across the Vale of Glamorgan! 🎄🎅 We're so excited to get into the spirit of the season and bring you all the festive fun!✨ Check out our Christmas calendar below to see what's happening near you in the countdown to Christmas… Don't forget: you can find more details of each event on our website. Keep an eye out for any more events being added! ➡️ www.visitthevale.com/events #visitthevale #christmasinthevale
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