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Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside

Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Glamorgan Heritage Coast


The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside gives you a tasty blend of everything you want from a weekend break or holiday. We've got 28 miles of coastal scenery that lets you explore dramatic cliffs, golden sandy beaches, legendary villages, fascinating towns. Walk the Wales Coastal Path on the Heritage Coast. Visit the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the haunts of Gavin
& Stacey at Barry Island or he famous Porthcawl Elvis Festival,


castles, gardens great surf and golf. Stay in a Vineyard
Romany Caravan a Yurt or a Tepee.

Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside

Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Dramatic cliffs, golden sands, rolling countryside, majestic mountains and unparalleled diversity. Where else but the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside.
It is a beautiful region where history tumbles out to greet you around every corner. In fact it’s like Wales in miniature. Everything in close proximity. Castles, ancient inns, mysterious mansions, rugged coast and inspiring churches, all contained within 28 miles of coastal scenery that also includes villages, towns, history and legends. Everything you could possibly want in a great holiday is here. If you are looking for something a little more active, this is the place.

Ewenny Pottery, Bridgend

Ewenny Pottery, Bridgend, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Ewenny Pottery is situated on the outskirts of Bridgend on the road leading to the spectacular Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The pottery (which is 400 years old) contains the oldest established, working pottery in Wales which is run by the Jenkins family for the past eight generations.

Llantwit Major

Figure and the Sea, Llantwit Major, 23 May 09, originally uploaded by Castaway in Scotland Now.

A quaint coastal town in the Vale of Glamorgan with an interesting history and a great place to view the stunning Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The town has ruins of a manor house, a medieval town hall, foundations of a Roman Villa and a historic church. Elaine's tearooms in the town famed for its cakes is a cool place to stop off before wondering around the town and down to the coast. Llantwit Major is a stone's throw away from Porthcawl and only about 4 miles south of Cowbridge.

Wales' newest Nature Reserve....

Bridgend County Borough's newest local nature reserve has been officially designated.
Situated in the centre of a highly developed part of Brackla, Tremains Wood is a popular and well-used area of ancient semi-natural woodland that is several hundred years old.
The area appears on maps dating back to 1799 and 1875 and is home to trees such as Ash, Oak, Elm and Field Maple, fungi such as King Alfred's Cake and ancient woodland indicator plants including Cuckoo Pint, Dog's Mercury, Enchanter's Nightshade and Yellow Archangel.
Listed in the Ancient Woodland Inventory for Glamorgan, Tremains Wood is situated close to three local schools and is regularly used for educational purposes.
Managed by the council's Countryside Team, work will be carried out to enhance the reserve and create better access for leisure and educational use. The Countryside team will seek to work closely with Brackla Community Council and local community in managing the woodland including woodland management and litter picking. Through this work it is hoped that there will be a greater appreciation of Tremains Wood and its importance as a green lung for the Brackla area and wildlife
The team will also be able to monitor the effects of climate change on the wood and carry out research to help the reserve meet any future challenges.
Councillor John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "Tremains Wood is a much-loved local amenity and is well used by the residents of Brackla and beyond. Its new status as a local nature reserve will ensure its future and allow it to be enjoyed by many generations to come."
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