Spotlight on South Wales

July 13, 2023

A Spotlight on South Wales

Picturesque countryside stretches for miles across hills and wooded valleys, whilst rolling waves crash on shifting sands, South Wales is known for its beautiful landscape. Home to major cities like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, as well as numerous villages, the region is characterised by a vibrant culture with a thriving music scene, numerous museums and galleries, and a strong Welsh heritage.

Nestled between Cardiff, the countryside and an idyllic coastline is the Vale of Glamorgan, famous for its beauty and historic landmarks, such as the medieval ruins of the Castle of St Donat and the 12th century Ewenny Priory. The region features a traditional pier and promenade, as well as long, sandy and dog-friendly beaches. It also offers dynamic cliff walks, with incredible views across the Bristol Channel.

Located at the centre of the Vale of Glamorgan, are Bonvilston and the vibrant market town of Cowbridge. Dating back to Norman times, historic Bonvilston is full of character and offers a selection of traditional pubs, a much-loved community hall with a busy events calendar, a village shop and is known for its natural beauty, with many walking and cycling routes. The village is also well served by highly regarded schools, such as St Nicholas, Peterson super Ely and Cowbridge Comprehensive.

Less than a 10-minute drive from Bonvilston, is the lively town of Cowbridge. A haven of independent retailers blended with high street favourites, and a town rich in coffee culture, restaurants, bars and pubs with offerings of the highest quality and diversity. It has a number of notable buildings, including the 13th century Church of the Holy Cross, and the Cowbridge Physic Garden, a beautiful restored 18th century medicinal herb garden.

Not far from Newport is Caerleon, famous for its historical significance as a former Roman fortress and a medieval centre of learning. Today, the town is a popular destination, with attractions such as the National Roman Legion Museum, the Roman amphitheatre and the Caerleon Roman Baths. It is also known for its picturesque setting on the River Usk and its proximity to the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Moving towards the beautiful coast, Porthcawl is situated on the Bristol Channel. The town is known for its beaches and promenade, as well as a number of parks and gardens, but also benefits from a variety of amenities including the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Considered the number one golf course in Wales, it features an impeccable course and a spectacular coastal setting with sensational views. But one of the main attractions is the incredible Rest Bay beach, a Blue Flag-awarded beach popular all year round. The magnificent sea conditions and the marine wildlife, attract surfers and sports enthusiasts who seek for the perfect swell, together with walkers and bathers in the summer months. 

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