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The Vale of Glamorgan is ideally situated as your base for exploration of Southern Wales and all it has to offer. From Castles to Golf and from shopping breaks to the Welsh National Opera, there is something for everyone in all seasons.
Just outside the city are the high acclaimed Museum of Welsh Life, the outstanding Grade 1 listed Duffryn Gardens and the historic town of Cowbridge, a 'foodies' paradise. If you've time to travel a little further the awe-inspiring mountains and waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons are within easy reach.
If you want to absorb some culture and entertainment during your stay, there are festivals and events taking place in both Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in every season. Visit our blog page for updates of forthcoming events.
Your experience can be action packed, relaxing and reviving or a combination of both. The protected 'Heritage Coast' is the closest stretch of coast to Cardiff, capital city of Wales. Some of the most breathtaking seascapes imaginable make it a walkers' paradise. It's a great place to cycle too as its possible to reach hidden bays and scenic views denied to those travelling by car.
A walk in the countryside refreshes and enlivens whether you're wandering through ancient woodlands or along the banks of a fast flowing river. The picturesque countryside steeped in beauty and culture, is dotted with legendary villages and historic towns.
The choice of courses available for golfers is superb whilst fisherman may choose between an invigorating day at sea or inland at one of the specialist trout and coarse fisheries.