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Tell me about holidays in Wales, near Cardiff .......

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Redliquorice Tue 06-Jan-09 21:41:26

I may be trying to achieve the impossible. I
know very little about Wales but would like a cottage holiday, rural, near the coast but within reasonable distance to Cardiff so that we could also visit for the day. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks!

MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 06-Jan-09 21:43:10

How far is reasonable distance? Would an hour's travel be too far?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 06-Jan-09 21:44:59

Somewhere in The Vale of Glamorgan perhaps? Cowbridge is nice but sligtly inland, Llantwit Major, Ogmore or Southerndown are right on the coast. All within easy reach of Cardiff too

PaddingtonBore Tue 06-Jan-09 21:49:27

we stayed here last year. It's quite rural, but near to the m4, so Cardiff was an easy day trip. Also very handy for Gower and Tenby in the other direction.

KewcumbersRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 06-Jan-09 21:51:16

MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 06-Jan-09 21:58:01

See, Vale of Glamorgan isn't brilliant coast IMHO. It's ok, like, but it's not the best. Gower is the start of the good beaches, but really that's an hour and a half from Cardiff.

If you go north, you could go up to the Brecon Beacons area, or perhaps the Wye Valley, which is gorgeous and rural.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 06-Jan-09 22:02:44

You're right, the VOG hasn't got amazing beaches, lots of stones / pebbles (apart from Barry Island grin) but op doesn't specify great brilliant coast, just to be near to it! There are however some stunning places within the VOG and Cardiff is in easy reach as is Swansea, Gower and the Brecon Beacons

Arwhine Mon 31-Mar-14 13:50:11

Gower is an hour from Cardiff and voted the most beautiful beaches in Wales, in Uk in fact

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