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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 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 LogoMemo Arts Centre
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Barry & Barry Island

Memo Arts Centre

Vibrant multi-arts centre with live event programme, engaging community activities, conference and hireable spaces, and the largest 4K cinema in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan. A crucial hub for the local community and those beyond.

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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 By Sea Beach
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Ogmore By Sea Beach

This idyllic beach offers visitors a captivating blend of natural beauty and historical significance, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike.

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoOgmore Castle (Cadw)
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Ogmore Castle (Cadw)

Step into the past

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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 LogoPugh's Garden Village Wenvoe
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Penarth

Pugh's Garden Village Wenvoe

Award-winning Garden Centre, Restaurant and Food Hall in the Vale of Glamorgan, offering a unique shopping experience. Family-run since 1954, we are proud of our roots, our home grown values and being a family destination for all seasons.

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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 LogoSarah's Wales
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Penarth

Sarah's Wales

Tourist Guide for Cardiff and South East Wales. Happy to deliver walking tours in the city of Cardiff and to guide on board a coach. Guiding in English or BSL/SSE (Approximately Level 3).

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Vale of Glamorgan LogoSlade Farm Safari
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Slade Farm Safari

Here at Slade we have a range of tours to fit all tastes. Both our Farm Tours & Garden Tours are only 40 minutes from Cardiff. Our tours are a great adventure into the Welsh countryside, with spectacular views of Dunraven Bay.

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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 LogoSouth Wales Aviation Museum
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Barry & Barry Island

South Wales Aviation Museum

A visit to SWAM is the perfect day out for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the aircraft's and exhibits which enables them to have a fully immersive experience.

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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 Donat's Castle (UWC Atlantic Experience)
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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

St Donat's Castle (UWC Atlantic Experience)

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 LogoTair Gafr Wines
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Tair Gafr Wines

Welcome to Tair Gafr Wines. We are a newly established vineyard in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, We are passionate about animals, wine and biodiversity. All of these interests are encompassed in our field, where our variety of animals mix together and have their own special jobs on the vineyard.

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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 LogoVale Pick Your Own
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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Vale Pick Your Own

From our family to yours we’d like to welcome you all to our pick your own fruit farm based in the heart of the Vale Of Glamorgan. Located in Bonvilston on the A48, we offer various fruit picking experiences throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.

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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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