Discover the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, while on holiday in and around Glamorgan, which faces westwards out to the Atlantic and stretches between Llantwit Major and Ogmore-by-Sea. The only international airport in Wales, Cardiff International Airport, is located in Rhoose, which is in the south of the county.
Barry - situated along the northern coast of the Bristol Channel and less than 7 miles from Cardiff, Barry is a seaside resort with several beaches and home to the Barry Island Pleasure Park. The administrative centre for the Vale and home to Barry Town Football Club, Barry has many industrial firms located in the dock area.
Cowbridge - one of few medieval walled towns in Wales with substantial portions of the walls still standing, Cowbridge is a market town approximately 7 miles west of Cardiff. Twinned with Clisson in the Loire the town lies on the site of a Roman settlement with the present town hall dating as far back as the Elizabethan era. With many inns including the Bear Hotel, Duke of Wellington and the Horse and Groom the town is home to Cowbridge RFC and the Cowbridge Cricket Club which first played in 1840.
Dinas Powys - spread across a traditional wooded valley, with the Cadoxton River running through the river valley the village is just over 5 miles from the centre of Cardiff. Retaining a large village common with its extensive recreation area and war memorial on the village green, the traditional village centre is mostly unspoilt and has an almost rural feel to it. The village of Dinas Powys still has the substantial remains of a Norman castle whilst retaining two railway stations at either end of the village.
Llantwit Major - with its dramatic clifftops and pebble beach being part of the 14 miles of coastline which is protected under the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, this small coastal town is situated on the Bristol Channel coast. It retains its medieval
cobbled streets and buildings of the 15th to 16th centuries with nearby Collugh Beach being a popular surfing venue. The town also accommodates Royal Air Force personnel from the air base built at nearby St Athan and being 9 miles from Bridgend and 15 miles from Cardiff, the town now has the Llantwit Major railway station, which is on the Vale of Glamorgan Line.
Penarth - the Vale's first Fairtrade town, is one of the most affluent areas to visit while on your holiday in Glamorgan. The town and seaside resort is located on the top of cliffs on the north shore of the Severn Estuary. Its traditional seafront continues to be a regular Vale summer holiday destination with many attractions including the surviving Victorian and Edwardian architectures located in the traditional parts of the town and the 1930 Penarth Pier with its art deco pavilion. Landmarks and attractions include Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and the Cosmeston Medieval Village.