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DOWNLOADABLE GUIDES, MAPS, LEAFLETS AND MORE....
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Vale of Glamorgan Ambassadors
Our Ambassadors are passionate about the Vale and will be delighted to help you get the most out of your visit.
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Official Tour Guides share their local knowledge
We have a number of professional Tour Guides who have expert knowledge on the Vale and are happy to work with you in creating a tailor made trip perfect for you.
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Enjoy the outdoors safely
Before you head out walking along our beautiful trails, along our cliff tops or around water, make sure you’re properly prepared so you can enjoy your day out safely. The Adventure Smart website has more information on how to make a good day better.
Getting here - Plan your journey
Take the M4 and exit at junctions 33, 34 or 35, depending on which part of the county you would like to visit. If visiting Barry or Penarth from the East, junction 33 is the quickest route. If you’re visiting the Western Vale; Ogmore by Sea or Dunraven take junction 34.
Parking is available at any of the Vales' coastal car parks from 8am - 11pm daily and costs range from £1 for an hour up to £3 per day during the winter months and £6 per day during peak season. Seasonal permits are available for 6 or 12 months. Some popular destinations now have resident parking permit schemes in place.
Blue Badge Holders. Our car parks are currently free to Blue Badge Holders. However visitors to car parks that operate the new ANPR system e.g Rivermouth (Ogmore), need to ring the call centre on 01446 700111 to register one registration number for access to the car park. Registration is only required one time unless circumstances change.
Regular visitors to our coastal car parks may prefer to purchase a seasonal permit at a cost of £30 for 6 months or £50 for the year. Full details can be found here. For all information on parking in the Vale see here.
National Express provides a UK wide network of express bus services, and there are local bus services which will take you to every part of the Vale.
Further details about Coach Parking in the Vale can be found here.
Cardiff Airport is in the Vale of Glamorgan, just west of Barry. From the airport there are connections by taxi or by shuttle bus to the train station at nearby Rhoose.
There are ferry services from Ireland to Wales, operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.
Catch a train to the Vale via Bridgend (if coming from the west) or Cardiff Central (if coming from elsewhere). Find timetables and prices at National Rail. There are Railway Stations at Cogan, Penarth, Eastbrook, Dinas Powys, Cadoxton, Barry Docks, Barry, Barry Island, Rhoose (for Cardiff International Airport) and Llantwit Major.
Take a look at the VOG Transport page to help plan your visit using bus services Transport (valeofglamorgan.gov.uk)