Cardiff - Glamorgan Coast Holiday Rentals(1)
- 4 Bedrooms,
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Separate WC, Sleeps 8
South Wales is a charming area which has all the elements of a popular holiday destination. Beautiful coastal regions combined with characteristics of old world charm are the perfect getaway for anyone who loves peace, quiet and unspoilt nature.
Coastal areas are diverse, in the southern area of Wales, where rugged and rocky coastal cliffs off the Atlantic give way to green areas of rolling land and mountainous areas in the north. Small villages and communities dot the area providing the opportunity to simply get away from the rigours of daily life.
The Glamorgan Coast is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts as surfers challenge themselves to waves, fishers go on a deep sea adventure and others find land on quad bikes, guided wildlife tours, or by simply doing nothing at all, watching the oceans water lap against the shore, on some of the cleanest beaches in the UK. Many footpaths as well as golf courses, in the area, provide diverse and majestic scenery. Popular areas for outdoor activity abound however unspoilt areas include Rhosilli Bay, Mewslade Bay, Tor Bay, Pwll Du Bay, and Limeslade Bay.
For those seeking action without participation, this particular area is full of regional and international team sporting events, as well as cultural opportunities in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. A copious supply of coffee and tea shops, cafes and bistros, as well as pubs, and an eclectic variety of food and drink can be found.
Given the amount of industry located in the southern area of Wales, architectural heritage is quite an unexpected surprise. Ruins of the areas medieval past surround countryside areas between Cardiff and Swansea like the ruins of Ogmore Castle, as well as many other areas like Barry Castle with parts of its gate remaining. Beaupre Castle is another fine example with construction in the 13th century. This particular structure is most intact of many castles in the southern part of Wales or Western Europe and is second only in size to Windsor Castle. Its unique design gave quick access to many areas of the castle, and its outer lake provided protection from the enemy. Access to the inside is equally fascinating in locations like the castles great hall and walking alongside the building on the restored parapet.
Other worthwhile pursuits on the Glamorgan Coast are spent driving the 10 km heritage coastal region. Rocky cliffs give way to dunes along this area of coastal beauty which is known as a favorite of photographers. This unique area is wonderful for a drive. History and nature are perhaps two of the most important areas of interest on the Glamorgan however ample time should be spent within the confines of its many villages. Many allow visitors to walk amongst narrow streets. This quaint charm is witnessed in areas like Brynmenyn, as well as Garw Valley with its historic church and Coity with a castle standing in the villages square.
This area of the UK receives many days of rain which provides such lush green areas of land with weather similar to the rest of the UK. There is snow during winter months however winter is a short period.