Vale of Glamorgan Accommodation and Holiday Guide
The Vale of Glamorgan and The Heritage Coast home to seaside towns such as Porthcawl, with its excellent surfing beach at Rest bay, a long sandy beach that leads to the sand dunes at Kenfig and on to the nature reserve at Kenfig Pool. Penarth is the closest seaside resort to Cardiff and is a charming place to stay if a looking for somewhere a little quieter than the capital city.
Access into Cardiff Bay is easy as it’s just a short stroll over the barrage. The Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the UK, provides trips from both Porthcawl and Penarth and is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend time. Llantwit Major was the site of St Illtud’s monastery, where he educated amongst others, the patron saint of Wales; St David, and the patron saint of Ireland; St Patrick, who was also Welsh! The market town of Cowbridge is also a very pleasant place to stay offering lots of great places to eat and some excellent shopping in the upmarket shops.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015