Choose your bed and breakfasts in The Vale of Glamorgan here, you will find luxury and budget guest houses and boutique b&b's. Whether you’re planning a romantic break, a family holiday, or a get-together with friends, a holiday in Mid Glamorgan can be as exciting or relaxing as you may wish. Cardiff is filled with superb attractions and has accommodation for every budget. Right on its doorstep is the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan which is filled with cheerful beaches and dramatic landscapes. While in the area, why not stay at a welcoming bed and breakfast or guest house? Most B & B’s are family run by local people, who can tell you many of the best places to visit, some of which you may never find without local knowledge. This personal touch can make your holiday pleasant and affordable.
Nothing feels as good as unwinding in a pretty B& B at the end of a long, busy day. Bed and breakfasts in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan offer a personal experience as the owners are always on hand. Many of the establishments offer extra benefits that are not found in large hotels. These include homemade breakfasts and freshly cooked snacks.
In today’s economy, holidays can be particularly difficult to afford. So we are all looking for great value for money, and that is something you will find when you opt to stay in a bed and breakfast. These establishments are owned by locals and offer exceptional service. They focus on quality control as they are much smaller than hotels. Most are located in quiet neighborhoods and provide guests with a pleasant experience far away from the noise and excitement of large attractions.
Cardiff Castle is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions in Wales. It is set in the heart of the city next to the splendid Bute Park and city centre shopping. The castle has large towers which hide an intricate and gorgeous interior. It dates back to the 1st century AD. It was originally a Roman fort and was turned into a mote and bailey castle by Norman invaders in the 11th century. It was rebuilt by stone in the 12th century and completed in the 13th century. Cardiff Castle was the base of frequent conflicts between the Welsh and the Anglo-Normans. It was attacked various times in the 12th century and was stormed during the revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in 1404.
This is the main park in Cardiff city. It boasts 130 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens. The grounds were previously part of Cardiff Castle. Bute Park gets its name from the third Marquess of Bute whose family lived in the castle. It is comprised of flower gardens, recreation grounds, and an arboretum. It beautifully straddles River Taff and is home to the Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Hailed as one of the best Welsh constructions in modern times, the stadium is a beautiful structure. It is a hub for international events and gives locals a chance to see their sporting and cultural heroes on home ground. It frequently hosts the Wales national football team and is the base of the Wales national rugby union team.
The spectacular structure is set on the Cardiff Bay waterfront. It is an international receiving house for ballet, opera, musicals, comedy, and dance. It also houses 7 different cultural organizations. The centre was opened in 2004 and is one of the world’s best performing arts and destination venues. Its sculptured facade is made from rock and slate to mimic Wales’ rugged landscape, Snowdonia's slate quarries, and the cliffs of the Pembrokeshire National Park. If you don’t fancy opera and musicals, visit the centre just to see the beautiful structure.
Roath Park enjoys a lovely location in the heart of Cardiff city. It has a classic Victorian atmosphere and is the perfect spot to enjoy some leisure time. It is one of the town's most popular parks and was recently awarded a Green Flag for its high quality and importance. It has a conservatory which houses several plants and wildlife.
Cardiff Bay is Europe's largest waterfront development. It offers plenty of fun and adventure. You can take a boat ride from the bay to explore history centres like the Red Dragon Centre and the Tube. The bay is home to a number of attractions including the Pierhead Building, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building), Techniquest Centre, and the stunning Wales Millennium Centre.
Comprised of 35 miles of traditional resorts, striking cliffs, charming hamlets, and golden beaches, this is the perfect holiday spot. It starts from the edge of Cardiff Bay and winds its way westwards. As it stretches on, it takes in Penarth, Barry Island, the striking cliffs of Nash Point, the dunes of Merthyr Mawr, Porthcawl town, and the famous Kenfig Nature Reserve. You can cover the entire stretch in a short time thanks to the newly-formed Wales Coast Path. You can also try the coast road and see the magnificent Ogmore Castle and the charming villages of Ogmore by Sea, Llantwit Major, and Merthyr Mawr.
The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is known for its pristine sandy beaches. Newton Bay, Whitmore Bay, Rest Bay, and Southerndown have regularly won awards for their cleanliness and superb facilities. The area is also famed for its water sports. Surfers can be often spotted at Rest Bay, Coney Beach, and Southerndown. Rest Bay has brilliant waves and is considered one of UK’s best beaches for surfing.