No matter what time of the year you chose to visit, there’s an array of thing to do in Glamorgan: immense country parks and natural reserves, glorious castles, ancient potteries and other local crafts.
With 14 miles of untouched coastline and fascinating scenery, the Glamorgan coast’s tidal range is unrivalled by any other British coast, boasting dramatic cliffs and spectacular seascapes. In addition to the memorable landscapes, the Vale is also a haven for some unique wildlife and a site of 20 centuries of human dwelling.
If you are particularly fond of ancient buildings and villages with rich history, the Vale of Glamorgan has a hidden gem for you – Llantwit Major is one of the Vale’s most beautiful villages, scattered with dated houses, churches dating as far as 1,500 years ago, as well as astonishing surroundings made up of caves, sandy beaches and the lush countryside.
Another picturesque ruin worth paying a visit to is the Ogmore Castle, whose stepping stones leading across the river are equally popular with both children and their parents.
A more contemporary sightseeing alternative is the Nash Point Lighthouse, built in the mid-19th century, and the last lighthouse in Wales to remain automated (up until 1998) – aside from an interesting local site worth visiting, the lighthouse is also an ideal starting point for a walk along the cliff tops which reveals some dramatic views.
Whether you are looking for a stimulating walk, new entertaining activities for your children or a family friendly remote beach where you can escape from the busy city life for a while, the Vale of Glamorgan is the ideal place to visit!
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