The traditional borders of Glamorgan are bookended by Wales's two largest cities. Swansea in the West and Cardiff in the East, by the Mouth of the Severn. In between the landscape alternates drastically. It goes from the deep valleys and high mountains of the Brecon Beacons, to the flat, fertile lands of the Vale of Glamorgan and its rugged Heritage Coastline. In addition to Glamorgan's cities, some of the country's most exciting, interesting and diverse towns can also be found in the region.
Cheap Hotels in Glamorgan Wales
“Super setting in the heart of Glamorgan where you can enjoy a well earned rest and enjoy the magnificent surrounding countryside. Quick and easy access between Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol via the M4. Excellent for travellers of all types.”
Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Bridgendrooms from £55.00 View Prices
“Situated close to the M4 with quick and easy access between Swansea and Cardiff. Ideal for those who are travelling on business and those who wish to enjoy the surrounding area and make the most of the coastline for a leisure break.”
M4 Junction 36, Bridgendrooms from £42.00 View Prices
“Situated in the charming countryside within easy access of Bridgend and close to the M4 route from Swansea to Cardiff. Our beautiful Georgian Manor house is a grade II listed building filled with fine features and characteristics. Ideal for a well earned break away from it all.”
Pen-Y-Fai, Bridgendrooms from £70.00 View Prices
“Ideally located in the very heart of the Brecon Beacons where you can make the most of the great outdoors and enjoy a well earned break. Penrhadw Farm gives everyone a warm welcome with a family appeal that is totally relaxing.”
Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons National Park, Merthyr Tydfilrooms from £70.00 View Prices
Barry, on the South coast, is an old-fashioned seaside destination dedicated to entertaining you. Both the town and the now contiguous Barry Island are lined with sandy beaches and amusement arcades. 1 such is Pleasure Park, home to over 50 rides and attractions.
Alternatively, Wales's industrial heritage can be explored at the towns of Bridgend, Port Talbot and Merthyr Tydfil. The latter was once the Iron Capital of the world.
Caerphilly Castle is located in the county just 10 miles north of Cardiff. It is the country's largest castle and only second in size to Windsor in all of Britain. Constructed in the 13th century, its appeal is enhanced by artificial lakes dug for strategic purposes to prevent conflicts with Edward I of England.
Other landmarks include the extensive ruins of the fairest abbey in Wales at Neath, and Aberdulais Falls. Spectacular waterfalls here are made possible by Europe's largest electricity-generating waterwheel.