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Glamorgan Travel Guide

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From its sweeping, majestic countryside, to bustling market towns, The Glamorgan Heritage Coast offers thriving contrasts. The area has 28 miles of breathtaking coastline, sand dunes and high cliffs, it is an ideal place to indulge in a bit of golf, fishing or walking.

Quaint seaside towns are plentiful here. Stroll along the Pier at Penarth, swim at the award winning Rest Bay in Porthcawl or visit the funfair at Barry Island, the miles of golden sands make it a perfect place to experience the traditional British seaside.

Inland is a haven of lush green valleys, picturesque country inns and pretty towns and villages. Bridgend and Cowbridge offer ample shopping, eating and drinking opportunities while the Llynfi, Ogmore and Garw Valleys are traditional Wales, close knit communities and beautiful landscapes.

Explore one of the region's ancient castles or manor houses. Every period in history is covered in this part of the world, from prehistoric fossils to Norman castles. Walk in the footsteps of saints in Llantwit Major, admire Penarth's Victorian architecture or the splendour of Dyffryn's Edwardian gardens at St Nicholas.

Arthurian legend is also prevalent throughout Glamorganshire, and it is possible that he would have crossed the sea from Cornwall to Glamorgan in ancient times.