Superbly situated Duffryn Mawr is located a couple of miles off Junction 34 of the M4 offering excellent access to Cardiff and Mid and West Wales.
Roughly 8 miles way is the bustling, dynamic and sophisticated City of Cardiff. Full of fine restaurants, pubs and nightlife, extensive shopping and an abundance of history and culture. Cardiff Waterfront is a must once you have exhausted the City Centre. A water taxi is available to offer you a pleasant break from City to Waterfront.
Heading west for a few miles is the historical Roman market town of Cowbridge which is bursting with designer clothes shops, gifts and much, much more. It also boasts a diverse choice of restaurants, olde pubs and coffee houses.
The beautiful unspoilt Heritage Coast is a few miles away with superb walks and scenery. Just 15 minutes drive will bring you to the sand dune system of Merthyr Mawr which stretches all the way to Porthcawl, the beautiful Ogmore Estuary and beach. Horse riding of all standards is available here and is a must but booking is advised.
There are an abundance of castles in Wales including Castell Coch, Caerphilly Castle and Cardiff Castle being just on our doorstep and a real must is the Museum of Welsh life at St Fagans Castle.
For golf enthusiasts take your pick from The Vale Golf and Country Resort, The Royal Porthcawl Links course, The Celtic Manor – home to the 2010 Ryder Cup- Cottrell Park, and the Rolls of Monmouth to name but a few and all a short drive away.
For horse racing enthusiasts Cheptsow and Cheltenham race courses are easily accessible and Carmarthen, home to our excellent Ffos Las course.
Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan is so diverse with activities, sites and interests you will be coming back for more.
Below are a list of useful links to offer you further more detailed reasons why you must visit the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.