Attractions in Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside


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  • Candleston Castle

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  • St Lythans Burial Chamber

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  • Coity Castle

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  • Ogmore Castle

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  • St Donats Castle

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  • Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

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  • Ewenny Priory

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  • Tinkinswood Burial Chamber

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  • St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian

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  • Old Beaupre Castle

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  • Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp

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  • Coed Hills Rural Arts Space

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  • Bryngarw House & Country Park

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  • Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

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  • Cosmeston Medieval Village

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  • Fonmon Castle

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  • Llanerch Vineyard

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  • Newcastle

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  • Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre

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  • Barry Tourist Railway

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  • Candleston Castle
    Candleston Castle

    Surrounded by the huge sand dune system of Merthyr Mawr warren, you can still visit the remains of Candleston Castle, once a 14th century fortified manor house.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01656 786639
  • St Lythans Burial Chamber
    St Lythans Burial Chamber

    Known locally as gwal-y-filiast (kennel of the greyhound bitch), this single stone chamber is all that remains of a once much larger burial monument.

    Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • Coity Castle
    Coity Castle

    An important Norman stronghold rebuilt in the 14th century, forming part of the three castles of Ogmore, Newcastle and Coity.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • Ogmore Castle
    Ogmore Castle

    Substantial remains of a Norman stone-built castle, raised by the de Londres family. The initial earthwork castle was established by William de Londres, soon after 1100.

    Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • St Donats Castle
    St Donats Castle

    Standing above the Bristol Channel is the imposing St Donats Castle, which is the longest continually inhabited castle in Wales.

    Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01446 799000
  • Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks
    Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

    Tondu Park is one of the newest and most exciting attractions in the area. Visitors can explore the Scheduled Ancient Monument, learn about iron making, the natural woodland and landscaped parkland setting, and attend a variety of events.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01656 815213
  • Ewenny Priory
    Ewenny Priory

    Ewenny Priory, in Ewenny in the Vale of Glamorgan, was a monastery of the Benedictine order, founded in the 12th century.

    Bridgend, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • Tinkinswood Burial Chamber
    Tinkinswood Burial Chamber

    Impressive Neolithic burial chamber of the so-called 'Cotswold-Severn' type. The capstone weighs around 40 tons and is one of the largest in Britain.

    Cardiff, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian
    St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian

    It is thought that the Normans built their original keep on the remains of Caer Dynnaf an iron age hillfort located to the west. The castle is now in the care of Cadw and the stone remains are well worth a visit.

    Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • Old Beaupre Castle
    Old Beaupre Castle

    Medieval manor house, modified during the Tudor period, including a magnificently carved Renaissance porch.

    Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp
    Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp

    Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp in Bridgend.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01970 632500
  • Coed Hills Rural Arts Space
    Coed Hills Rural Arts Space

    Coed Hills Visitor Centre is situated in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan, just 8 miles west of Cardiff. In an area packed with ancient history and breathtaking beaches.

    Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01446 774084
  • Bryngarw House & Country Park
    Bryngarw House & Country Park

    Built in 1774 and once the home of the Traherne Family, Bryngarw House is now a 19 bedroom conference and training centre set in the 113 acres of Bryngarw Country Park

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01656 729009
  • Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks
    Parc Tondu Victorian Ironworks

    Tondu Park is one of the newest and most exciting attractions in the area. Visitors can explore the Scheduled Ancient Monument, learn about iron making, the natural woodland and landscaped parkland setting, and attend a variety of events.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01656 722315
  • Cosmeston Medieval Village
    Cosmeston Medieval Village

    Cosmeston Medieval Village, sited within the boundaries of Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, is one of the Vale of Glamorgan's leading tourist attractions.

    Penarth, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2070 1678
  • Fonmon Castle
    Fonmon Castle

    Unique South Wales heritage property with a fascinating and varied history. The Castle and its beautiful gardens are open to the public and for group tours. Fonmon Castle is also available for hire as a luxury wedding and events venue.

    Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01446 710206
  • Llanerch Vineyard
    Llanerch Vineyard

    Llanerch Vineyard is the largest and oldest premier vineyard in Wales. Standing in more than 20 acres of beautiful Glamorgan countryside yet only 15 minutes from Cardiff.

    Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 225877
  • Newcastle
    Newcastle

    The remains of an early Norman castle stands proudly on a hill dominating Bridgend Town and the River Ogmore. First mentioned in 1106, it marked the western limit of Robert Fitzhamon's conquests.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 336000
  • Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
    Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre

    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.

    Bridgend
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01656 724100
  • Barry Tourist Railway
    Barry Tourist Railway

    It's that time of year again! Our ever popular Santa Specials will run on 16th, 17th and 23rd December.

    Vale Of Glamorgan
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01446 748816