Southern Wales Tourism
Visit the Vale

Home to a beautiful coastline, traditional resorts and pretty rural towns

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 of Penarth.

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 CPier couretsy of PACLardiff 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 Vale.

Download the group travel guide for the Vale of Glamorgan here.

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Getting Here

Compact and easily accessible South East Wales is only 2 hours from London. Situated on the western side of Britain, the region has excellent transport links include an International airport, rail and ferry links.

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