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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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Vale of Glamorgan LogoPorthkerry Country Park, Barry
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Barry & Barry Island

Porthkerry Country Park, Barry

Enjoying 220 acres of woods and meadowland in a sheltered valley leading to a pebble beach.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoRNLI Experience and Shop
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Barry & Barry Island

RNLI Experience and Shop

It’s completely free to visit and provides a fun way for all ages to learn how to respect the water along our coastline.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoRomilly Park
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Barry & Barry Island

Romilly Park

Romilly Park, Barry is a CADW listed Grade II Park with a Green Flag Award

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSmugglers Cove Adventure Golf
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Barry & Barry Island

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf course is located on the fantastic Barry Island promenade. Fun for all ages in this Pirate themed adventure golf course - 12 holes of mini golf set in between lakes , waterfalls, rock gardens and pirates.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSt Baruc's Chapel
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Barry & Barry Island

St Baruc's Chapel

During 1894 and 1895 excavations took place on Barry Island, which revealed remains of a chapel parts of which date from 12th Century and until the 17th Century it was covered in sand.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSt Cadoc's Church, Llancarfan
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

St Cadoc's Church, Llancarfan

The Church of St. Cadocs at Llancarfan is the focus of this small and charming village in the heart of Vale of Glamorgan.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSt Donats Castle
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

St Donats Castle

Standing above the Bristol Channel is the imposing St Donats Castle, which is the longest continually inhabited castle in Wales.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSt Illtud's Church and Galilee Chapel
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

St Illtud's Church and Galilee Chapel

One of the most important churches in Wales containing a collection of ancient crosses.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSt Lythans Burial Chamber (Cadw)
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

St Lythans Burial Chamber (Cadw)

Lonely Neolithic tomb with links to Arthurian legend

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSt Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian (Cadw)
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian (Cadw)

Ruined remains of a 14th-century castle

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoThe Knap Lake and Gardens, Barry
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Barry & Barry Island

The Knap Lake and Gardens, Barry

With its flower-filled borders, the gardens and lake are a great place for families to walk and picnic.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoTurner House
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Penarth

Turner House

A family friendly gallery located in a beautiful Grade I listed building in the heart of Penarth. Turner House is a space for learning, making and getting inspired.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoUWC Atlantic Experience
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

UWC Atlantic Experience

UWC Atlantic Experience organises a variety of events at St Donats Arts Centre and St Donat's Castle, a unique campus home to UWC Atlantic College.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoVale Tales
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Vale Tales

Explore the myths and legends of the Vale of Glamorgan and collect stories as you follow each of the ten Vale Trails walking maps

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoWales Coast Path
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Wales Coast Path

Over 60km of the Wales Coast Path runs along the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan Coastline.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoWhitmore Bay Beach, Barry Island
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Barry & Barry Island

Whitmore Bay Beach, Barry Island

Whitmore Bay at Barry Island is a sweeping crescent of perfect golden sand flanked by a wide promenade. 24 vibrantly coloured beach huts available for hire,climbing wall, mist feature, beach wheelchairs and year round events.

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