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Barry & Barry Island

Barry & Barry Island

Barry is a vibrant coastal town with a bustling High Street and the Goodsheds and Innovation Quarter - a shopping, eating and relaxing destination. Barry Island is famous for golden beaches, family amusements, colourful beach huts and “Gavin & Stacey”.

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Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

Cowbridge & The Rural Vale

One of Wales’ most fashionable places - independent shops and cafés, historic buildings and a Physic Garden. Nearby are majestic castles and Dyffryn House & Gardens, while the beautiful countryside beyond is home to award-winning food and drink producers.

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Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Llantwit Major & the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Historic market town packed with interesting buildings and a fine collection of Celtic carved stones at St.Illtud’s Church. Nearby, 14 miles of unspoilt Glamorgan Heritage coastline offer cliff-top walks and beaches for rockpooling, surfing and sandcastles.

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Penarth

Penarth

Elegant seaside town with a Victorian pier, Art Deco Pavilion, and modern Marina. Splendid parks link the coast to the traditional town centre with its independent shops and arcade. Just moments from Cardiff Bay.

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Penarth’s popular Summer Festival and Downhill Derby is returning next Saturday, 16th July 🚙🎉 Featuring live music, refreshments, and thrills of the Downhill Derby! 🎷🎉 The summer festival is taking place between 12pm and 8pm and is free to attend ☀️
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The shortlist has been announced for the Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year 🍾 @vogbizawards Check out the full list on The Vale Business Awards website 👉 www.vogbusinessawards.com Congratulations to all the finalists 👏 • Gileston Manor Estate • Hensol Castle Distillery • Hide at St Donats • Great House Guest House • South Wales Aviation Museum #ValeBizAwards #VOGBizAwards
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GlastonBarry returns Friday 29th July - Sunday 31st July 🎪🥳 21 amazing tribute acts over 1 weekend 🎤🎸 📸: @glastonbarryfest More details at 👉www.glastonbarry.com #GlastonBarry #MusicFestival #VisitTheVale
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Only one more sleep until the Barry Island Festival of Food 🍕🎪 The weather looks a bit changeable this weekend, so we have some covered picnic benches at our Western prom food & bar area ☔️ and the Eastern side of the prom, where the food & bars are under the shelter! 🌦 In any event, bring a brolly - it’s going to be an awesome weekend. ☂️ Swipe across to see the music lineup for this weekend 🎶 See you then! #BarryIsland #FoodFestival #BarryIslandFoodFestival #VisitTheVale
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Countdown is on to the Barry Island Festival of Food this weekend! All your favourite food and drink vendors in one place 🎪🍕🎶 We can’t wait, see you there! 🍹 #FoodFestival #BarryIsland #BarryIslandFestivalofFood
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🥾👏 Repost from • @this.girlwalks The weekend is in sight and the sun is shining, perfect exploring weather if you ask me. This shot is from a walk I did led by @christywydd_welshweatherman for @visitthevale who have ten different trails to choose from to help you discover the world of coastal and countryside walks on your doorstep. Go check out @visitthevale website for details of the routes. Also, can I just say that I’m a little obsessed with my @acaioutdoorwear shorts, stretchy, water resistant and they don’t ride up. Winner. 📸 by @neil_holman #visitthevale #thisgirlcan #thisgirlwalks #thisismywales #visitwales
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Sunrise at Penarth for the Summer Solstice this morning 🌅💛 Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures and use #VisitTheVale 🤳 Thanks for the photo @clarelouise_____ 📸 #summersolstice #penarth #visitthevale
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Next weekend Barry Island Food Festival hits the promenade 🍔🌮 Enjoy great food, drink and live music 🎵 Here’s a list of the stalls so far: The Artisan Cook • The Bearded Taco • Betti Churros • Box Burger • Big Fresh Catering • Cardiff Dough & Co • Craft Republic • Cegin The Kitchen • Mr Croquewich • Doughnutterie • Eleri Welsh Cakes • Hogi Hogi Hogi • Hensol Gin Distillery • Joanna Studt • Nuts about Cinnamon • Ringo’s Dirty Diner • Tomos & Lilford Brewery • The Cardiff Distillery • Zios Gelato • Barry Island Coffee Co • Craft Folk Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th 11am - 7pm 🎪 See you there! #FoodFestival #BarryIsland
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Nash Point looking beautiful in the sun this week 🌅🌞 📸 Thanks for the photo @jessieannlewis #VisitTheVale #NashPoint
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The Barry Island Food and Drink festival returns this June! On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, enjoy fabulous food and drink, live music and craftfolk stalls along Barry Island Prom 🎪🍕 Watch this space over the coming weeks as we announce the food stalls that will be attending! 🍔 (…tacos, gourmet cheese sandwiches, Indian street food, local spirits and ales & much more!!) 👀 The festival runs from 11am - 7pm each day. See you there! 🎉 #FoodFestival #BarryIsland #VisitTheVale
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Cygnet at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park 💚🦆 Thank you for the photo @tina.haydon 📸 #VisitTheVale #CosmestonCountryPark #VisitWales
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Barry Festival of Transport returns this Sunday 12th June @ Barry Island 🚎🚍 ⏰ 10am - 5pm • Heritage and modern buses • Classic & distinctive cars • FREE bus trips • FREE depot open all day • Transport stalls, books, photos, collectibles and MUCH MORE!! 🚌 #VisitTheVale #festivaloftransport #BarryIsland #visitwales
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