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Vale of Glamorgan LogoThe Glamorgan Heritage Coast
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, 14 miles of unspoilt coastline and breath taking scenery.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoAberthaw Beach
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Aberthaw Beach

Popular with fishermen this is the rockiest beach along this coast, and marks the eastern end of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoAmelia Trust Farm
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Barry & Barry Island

Amelia Trust Farm

The Amelia Trust is a Care Farm set on 160 acres of countryside in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoBarry Island Beach Huts
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Barry Island Beach Huts

Barry Island has 24 vibrantly coloured beach huts with excellent views across Whitmore Bay.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoBarry Tourist Railway
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Barry & Barry Island

Barry Tourist Railway

Experience a real-life railway in operation and learn about the history of railways in Barry and beyond. The Railway is open on dates throughout the year for families, groups and rail enthusiasts, offering a fun and enjoyable trip.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoBarry War Museum
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Barry & Barry Island

Barry War Museum

An independent museum run primarily by the Barry at War History Group.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoBlue Plaque Town Trails
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Blue Plaque Town Trails

Discover the historic towns of Llantwit Major and Cowbridge by following their Blue Plaque town trails.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCardiff Bay Tours & Road Train
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Penarth

Cardiff Bay Tours & Road Train

Discover the art, sculptures, architecture, buildings and attractions around the 500 acre freshwater lake.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCosmeston Lakes Country Park
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Penarth

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

The Country Park covers 100 hectares of land and water and is a haven for local wildlife. New for 2021 is a fabulous new children's play area.‍

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCosmeston Medieval Village
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Penarth

Cosmeston Medieval Village

Cosmeston Medieval Village is one of Wales' leading open-air museums and a popular heritage attraction within the Vale of Glamorgan. Discover how people lived and worked in the village circa 1350 with guided tours.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCowbridge & District Museum
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Cowbridge & District Museum

Cowbridge & District Museum

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCowbridge Farmers Market
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Cowbridge Farmers Market

A thriving weekly local produce market held each Saturday in the popular market town of Cowbridge.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCowbridge Physic Garden
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Cowbridge Physic Garden

The Cowbridge Physic Garden Trust (CPGT) have recreated a physic garden in Cowbridge, on the site of an area that was once part of Old Hall, the home of the Edmondes family from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCwm Nash
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Cwm Nash

Off the beaten track, Cwm Nash Beach - also known as Monknash, is the perfect quiet get away.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoDunraven Bay (Southerndown)
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Dunraven Bay (Southerndown)

Much loved by the locals and attracting many visitors every year, although officially called Dunraven Bay, it is also often referred to as Southerndown beach taking its name from the nearby village.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoDunraven Gardens
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Dunraven Gardens

Discover Dunraven Gardens situated at Southerndown

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoDyffryn House & Gardens
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Dyffryn House & Gardens

A peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens covers more than 55 acres.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoFonmon Castle
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Barry & Barry Island

Fonmon Castle

Unique South Wales heritage property hosting a fascinating family attraction. The Castle and its beautiful gardens are open to the public where visitors will be delighted by dinosaurs, fairies and medieval history brought to life.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoForage Farm Shop & Kitchen
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Forage Farm Shop & Kitchen

We offer customers high quality, seasonal food to buy from the shop or to eat in our restaurant in a beautiful setting overlooking the Thaw valley. Produce comes from our own farm on Penllyn Estate and from many local, Welsh suppliers.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoHensol Castle Distillery
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Hensol Castle Distillery

Hensol Castle Distillery is located in the cellar of Hensol Castle where there is a craft spirit distillery, bonded warehouse, gin school and visitor experience.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoLlantwit Major Beach (Cwm Colhuw)
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Llantwit Major Beach (Cwm Colhuw)

Popular with families and surfers alike, Cwm Colhuw beach is packed with all the facilities you need for a family day out.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoMV Balmoral Cruise Experience
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Penarth

MV Balmoral Cruise Experience

Continuing its long and illustrious story, and now as one of the last surviving ships of it's type, the MV "Balmoral" offers a wide choice of coastal day excursion cruises.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoNash Point Beach and Lighthouse
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Nash Point Beach and Lighthouse

Nash Point, in the heart of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, is a spectacular location to visit.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoNational Coastwatch Institution, Barry Island
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Barry & Barry Island

National Coastwatch Institution, Barry Island

Situated at Nell's Point, Barry Island - the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI), looks out over the Bristol Channel and beyond.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoOgmore Castle
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Ogmore Castle

Remains of a stone Norman castle, situated in a delightful spot alongside the River Ogmore.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoOgmore by Sea Beach
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Ogmore by Sea Beach

Ogmore is one of the most popular beaches for visitors along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast due to its expansive golden sands and fertile rock pools.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoOld Beaupre Castle (Cadw)
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Old Beaupre Castle (Cadw)

Medieval manor with extravagant Tudor additions and status symbols

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoPenarth Pier and Pavilion
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Penarth

Penarth Pier and Pavilion

Penarth Pier stands majestically looking out over the Severn estuary and is home to the iconic 1929 art deco styled refurbished Pavilion building.

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