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Masses to choose from inthe Vale of Glamorgan. Couples, families and solo travellers love the variety...

One of the best things about our convenient little corner ofWales, is that... as well as being easily reached by road, rail and air... and as well as being right next to the bustling capital... and as well as being a hop, skip and a jump from the Brecon Beacons National Park... everything you can enjoy in our beautiful, rolling green county, is within 20 miles across by 10 miles top to bottom..!

It's brilliant!... Fitting heaps into a vacation in theVale, is a piece of cake!

Whether you're looking for sun, sea and sand, with fairgrounds, candy floss and paddling, or an adventure for the children, with animals, play parks and dinosaurs, or walking and interactive history, with wine tasting or a gin-making experience... we're pretty sure we've got you covered.

Whatever you do, don't miss Barry Island...

A trip to the Vale wouldn't quite be complete without a day at Barry Island. Loved for generations, it really does have everything for a perfect day at the seaside. Make sure to include it on your travels.

The Pleasure Park is great fun. 'Aerospace' is the tallest ride in the UK at 215ft (65m) and fastest too, spinning at 75mph (120kph)!There's the giant wheel with amazing views, the log flume, and lots of other hair-raising rides, with all the fun of the fair.

Toddlers and youngsters love the gentler fairground and trampolines near the beach, and with Smuggler's Cove crazy golf, 'Gavin andStacey' sights to see, the sandy beach and rock pools, the promenade, and Nellsand Friars Point to walk for incredible views... you'll be so glad you came.

Loads of other attractions to try, and never far away...

Fonmon Castle has dinosaurs, or there's Warren Mill FarmPark's furry friends. Celebrate aviation at the South Wales Air Museum, or distil your own gin at Hensol Castle. Watch a show at the Memo, or walk at Cosmeston Lakes. Sip wine in Llanerch vineyard, or take a 'Gavin and Stacey' bus tour!

Take a look through all the attractions, and you'll see that there's plenty of... places to do in a day, treats to tuck into your trip, experiences to weave into a weekend, and memories to make on your holiday.

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 LogoAmelia Trust Farm
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Barry & Barry Island

Amelia Trust Farm

Set in 160 acres of countryside in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, Amelia Trust Farm is a visitor attraction the whole family will enjoy. Explore the woodland, meet the animals, and have adventures in the great outdoors.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoBarry Island Beach Huts
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Barry & Barry Island

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 Island Promenade Fun Park
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Barry & Barry Island

Barry Island Promenade Fun Park

Charles Harris Fun Fairs presents a Barry Island Promenade Fun Park.

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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 LogoBeach Wheelchairs at Barry Island
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Barry & Barry Island

Beach Wheelchairs at Barry Island

All-terrain beach wheelchairs available at Barry Island.

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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 LogoCoed Hills Rural Arts Space
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Coed Hills Rural Arts Space

Coed Hills combines creativity with sustainability, situated in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan, just outside Cardiff. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the artwork, the market and forest gardens and workshops on sustainable living.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoCosmeston Country Park
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Penarth

Cosmeston Country Park

The Country Park covers 100 hectares of land and water and is a haven for local wildlife.

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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 LogoCrafts by the Sea
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Crafts by the Sea

Craft centre on the Heritage Coast with amazing sea views, offering a wide range of craft workshops for all ages, together with homemade cakes and ice-cream. Run by the artists and crafters whose artwork we sell.

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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 Gardens
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Dyffryn Gardens

An Edwardian garden in restoration with an ever-changing seasonal landscape. A peaceful oasis on the outskirts of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens covers more than 55 acres.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoEwenny Priory
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Ewenny Priory

An unusually warlike religious settlement

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoFonmon Castle - The Home of Jurassic Wales
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Barry & Barry Island

Fonmon Castle - The Home of Jurassic Wales

A 12th Century castle with a Family Attraction. Wales' most immersive historical family day out, complete with Dinosaurs, Medieval Farm, Fairy Kingdom, Woodland Walks, Grade 2 listed historical gardens, Grade 1 listed castle, Jurassic Wales

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoFontygary Leisure Park
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Fontygary Leisure Park

A great place for a jam packed family fun day out

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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 LogoGavin and Stacey Tour [OFFICIAL TOUR]
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Barry & Barry Island

Gavin and Stacey Tour [OFFICIAL TOUR]

Visit locations from the TV show on the Official Barry Island Tour including the church Nessa nearly gets married at, Stacey’s home, Marco’s cafe and much more.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoGlyndwr Vineyard
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Glyndwr Vineyard

Glyndwr Vineyard is the oldest vineyard in Wales. The owners pioneered the revival of viticulture in Wales, establishing Glyndwr Vineyard in 1979, making it the oldest family estate in Wales.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoGoodsheds
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Barry & Barry Island

Goodsheds

EAT DRINK SHOP WORK STAY Street food & bars open Wed - Sun (from 12pm) Retail open Tue/Wed - Sun Drive through open 7 days a week Quiz night every Wednesday @7pm

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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 LogoJackson's Bay
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Barry & Barry Island

Jackson's Bay

A pretty cove nestled between Barry Yacht Club and Barry Island.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoLlanerch Vineyard
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Llanerch Vineyard

Informal, informative and entertaining, Llanerch Vineyard's tours & tastings are led by experts who have a compelling passion for wine.

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