Vale of Glamorgan
Visit the rural Vale of Glamorgan with its rolling hills, pretty
market towns and stunning coastline. Highlights include the
beautiful Dyffryn Gardens or the Victorian seasise resort
Our name may make you think of secluded routes through green hills
but that's not the whole picture. The Vale (as it's known locally)
is actually a coastal region just west of Cardiff in South Wales, with a 14 mile stretch of
Heritage Coast. We're the most southerly point in Wales, along
which runs the Wales Coast Path towering above cliffs, golden
beaches, remote coves, surf schools, boat cruises and through the
Victorian seaside resorts of Penarth and Barry Island.
Inland the Vale is an idyllic mix of rolling hills, country lanes,
gentle footpaths, well-kept farms with beautiful cottages and
historic churches and castles. The perfect backdrop for outdoor
activities, exploring local legends and enjoying great food.
Equally good in the sun or rain (come prepared, that's how the Vale
is so green), your experience will always be authentic.
Why choose the Vale? Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is right
on our doorstep. In under 2 miles you can stroll from Cardiff Bay
to Penarth Marina across the Cardiff Bay Barrage and you'd be
missing out if you visit Cardiff without popping over to the
Download the group travel guide for the Vale of Glamorgan
Alternatively, for more information visit www.visitthevale.com.