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THINGS TO DO - VALE OF GLAMORGAN AND BEYOND

The Vale Resort is the perfect base for your South Wales adventures to begin. We’re set amid acres of charming Vale of Glamorgan countryside, for starters, so if you’re craving fresh air and nature then leave the sofa and TV at home and blow away the cobwebs with exhilarating walks.

Our hotel is close to a stunning 14-mile stretch of heritage coast, where you’ll find spectacular golden beaches, waterfalls, surf schools and Victorian seaside resorts, like Barry and Penarth. They don’t call it ‘Barrybados’ for nothing.

Cardiff also ticks the cultural box with Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Wales offering a rich, family-friendly glimpse of our national history. Did you know Cardiff houses the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris? Fact.

And just a hop and a skip from the city centre is Cardiff Bay, a bustling waterfront that’s home to the Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd.

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SERIOUS SHOPPING 

Speaking of money, there are plenty of great places to spend it in this neck of the woods. The historic market towns of Cowbridge and Llantwit Major have dozens of independent shops to explore, and our hotel is very near to Cardiff, Wales’ vibrant capital. The city has shopping to suit all tastes, with a mix of high-street chains in modern shopping centres, and Victorian and Edwardian arcades crammed full of quirky independents.

 

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A CITY OF CULTURE

It also ticks the cultural box with Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Wales offering a rich, family-friendly glimpse of our national history. Did you know Cardiff houses the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris? Fact. Like music? You’ll love the city’s vibrant live music scene, with the Principality Stadium and Motorpoint Arena routinely attracting the biggest names in the business.

And just a hop and a skip from the city centre is Cardiff Bay, a bustling waterfront that’s home to the Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd.

SUNNY DAYS

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NATIONAL TRUST

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BEACH DAYS

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VALE TRAILS

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RAINY DAYS

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SHOPPING

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THE ROYAL MINT

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MUSEUMS

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