Cardiff

Cardiff lies at the centre of three river systems, the Taff, the Ely and the Rhymney. Its location allowed the first residents to control trade and movement along these rivers, giving them power over a large area. The historical Cardiff Castle standing in the heart of the city reveals more than 2000 years of the […]

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Barry

The town’s name comes from St. Baruc, who drowned in the Bristol Channel and was buried in ‘Baruc’s Island’, now called Barry Island. Long before Baruc people had already been living in this area of Wales. There are Bronze Age burial mounds at Cold Knap and in Friars Road. Barry’s early years were troubled ones, […]

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Cowbridge

Visitors flock to Cowbridge at all times of year to enjoy its quiet appeal. Lying in the heart of the vale and known as the ‘Bond Street’ of South Wales, it is an attractive place to visit and a fantastic place to shop with a diversity and choice generally unexpected of a small town. Many […]

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Llantwit

Another of the Vale of Glamorgan’s coastal towns is Llantwit Major, where ancient stone buildings line tiny narrow streets just up from a beach that is perfect for surfing and joining local walking routes. Perhaps the greatest period in the town’s history occurred around 500 AD. Llantwit Major, then known as Llanilltud Fawr, established the […]

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Penarth

Just a few miles west of Cardiff , Penarth has been a magnet for holiday makers and day visitors for more than a century. Its Victorian and Edwardian founders created aresort of great elegance and beauty and their legacy is an attractive, bustling town of charm and character. With its superb parks, beautiful seafront gardens, […]

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Rural Vale

The Vale of Glamorgan is a green and vibrant coastal area just to the west of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff (Caerdydd). A luscious roiling landscape bordered by a dramatic coastline, well known for it’s rock formations and dinosaur footprints. Hike, walk, ride or cycle the myriad of meandering country lanes. Spend time exploring the rock pools […]

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