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Top things to do in Vale of Glamorgan

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Rest Bay Beach (Porthcawl)
Ranked #1 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The 247 acre Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve with its brand NEW VISITOR CENTRE has something for everyone: A variety... more » Owner description: The 247 acre Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve with its brand NEW VISITOR CENTRE has something for everyone: A variety of different habitat types supporting many different species for wildlife enthusiasts. A safe area for families to discover and enjoy nature. For cyclists, well-maintained traffic-free cycle tracks, including a 4km stretch of Sustrans National Cycle Route 4. Over 10km of tracks for dog walking, with water and free dog waste bags available at the Visitor Centre. Accessible paths on the Nature Reserve for wheelchairs, walking sticks and for those with sight problems. The Centre and Coffee Shop are fully accessible. ACCESS into and throughout the Reserve is exceptional; with dipping platforms near the Visitor Centre, access-for-all pathways, cycle ways, natural pathways, bird hides and picnic benches. And some Events put on here take you deep into some normally hidden parts of the Reserve. The Visitor Centre with its large free car park is set in open countryside but right by the road, and just a few miles from Bridgend. Northern Wetlands HideNorthern Wetlands Hide. NEW FOR 2013 is the freshly reopened Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre with Coffee Shop and upstairs Discovery Room, which is available for hire. A new events programme, with activities including wildlife surveys and guided walks, is running from the Visitor Centre. And there are many exciting developments planned for the Nature Reserve, such as the new arable crop field to provide a seed crop for breeding birds. « less
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Ranked #4 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Porthcawl Museum (Porthcawl)
Ranked #8 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Museums
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Ranked #9 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Nash Point Lighthouse (Llantwit Major)
Ranked #12 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the Engineer-in-Chief to Trinity House, has been keeping the... more » Owner description: For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the Engineer-in-Chief to Trinity House, has been keeping the mariner safe of Nash Sands, the sandbanks off the point at the entrance to the Bristol Channel. In 1977 a rare plant, the tuberous thistle (Cirsium Tuberosum), was found growing around the lighthouse. Nash Point was the last manned lighthouse in Wales. The lighthouse keepers left on 5 August 1998. Nash Point formally opened its doors to the public in 2007 so why not come along and see this wonderful lighthouse and the stunning scenery around about it from a new perspective? Fog Signal The fog signal is sounded at 14.00 On the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month, weather conditions permitting. Tours of Nash Point are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House. « less
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High Street (Barry)
Ranked #13 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Giles Gallery (Pontyclun)
Ranked #14 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
Owner description: A fully restored Art Deco Pier Pavilion housing a gallery, cinema, cafe and restaurant. The pavilion offers an exciting film... more » Owner description: A fully restored Art Deco Pier Pavilion housing a gallery, cinema, cafe and restaurant. The pavilion offers an exciting film and exhibition programme and a full events schedule including live music and locally sourced food and drink that can be enjoyed with a sea view. The Pavilion is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to engaging with the community through the arts and the environment. « less
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Llantwit Major Beach (Llantwit Major)
Ranked #17 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Beaches
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Ogmore Castle (Ogmore-by-Sea)
Ranked #18 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Valleys; Nature and Parks
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Ogmore by Sea Beach (Ogmore-by-Sea)
Ranked #20 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #21 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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St Illtud s Church (Llantwit Major)
Ranked #23 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks

If you're visiting Llantwit Major, a visit to the beach is essential!  (If you start off in the town centre visit the little part time tourist office in the town hall) Firstly... more »

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Coity Castle (Bridgend)
Ranked #24 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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St. Donat's Castle (Llantwit Major)
Ranked #25 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Parc Calon Lan (Bridgend)
Ranked #26 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: The Amelia Trust Farm is a 160 acre working farm, Care Farm and registered charity. We are a school intervention and... more » Owner description: The Amelia Trust Farm is a 160 acre working farm, Care Farm and registered charity. We are a school intervention and alternative curriculum provider. The Trusts core objective is to support and educate vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We are also open to the public daily, visitors are welcome to visit the farm, watch a working farm with over 500 animals, and enjoy the natural environment and sights of the countryside. The Amelia Trust Farm is a Registered Charity and receives no core funding, donations are appreciated. There is a Cafe / Visitor Centre, staffed by volunteers, which is open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 15:30; Saturday 10:30-16:00 and Sunday 14:00-16:00. The farm opening times during Winter are 10:00-16:30 and Summer 10:00-18:00. Please note that dogs are welcome but will be required to be kept on a lead at all times. « less
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Beaupre Castle (Cowbridge)
Ranked #28 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Southerndown Strand (Southerndown)
Ranked #29 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
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Category: Beaches
Ranked #30 of 44 attractions in Vale of Glamorgan
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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