Ancient History, Culture and Stunning Scenery All in One Day.
We will take you along the Vale of Glamorgan Coast, and back through the scenic countryside, with rolling hills, on this 8 hour tour.
The first stop of the day, will be right at the very start of teh Vale of Glamorgan Coast, at Penarth Pier. Here you will have the chance to walk along the Vicotrian Pier and promendage taking in the views across the Bristol Channel.
From Penarth we will take you Cosmeston Medieval Village. This 13th Century village was uncovered whilst a former limestone quary was being developed into a country park. Today, archealogical excavations are still taking place, but much of the village has been restored and you will have the chance to explore a 13th Century Welsh Village, and find out how Medieval Welsh villagers would have lived and worked.
Continuing through the countryside, we will arrive at Llantwit Major. With over 3000 years of history, this town is the oldest continually inhabited place in Wales. Here you will have the chance to explore the village with its narrow streets and centuries old buildings. For the fossil hunters, there will be the opportunity to head to the beach, on which many Jurrasic Era fossils have been found.
Southerndown, on the coastal cliffs is the next destination, followed by Ogmore-by-Sea. Although we do not stop in either place for any significant time, your driver will stop as and when requested should you wish to take photos of the dramatic views across the Bristol Channel, towards the Atlantic Ocean. Driving past Ogmore Castle and along the river Ewenny, the tour will head inland. Driving through some of the picturesque villages that are dotted around this part of South Wales, the tour will arrive in Cowbridge. Originally a Roman Settlement and later a medieval market town, Cowbridge is regulary voted as one of the most sought after places to live in Wales. The tour will stop in Cowbridge to allow you to independantly explore the town, and maybe grab a light lunch should you wish, in one of the towns many eateries
From Cowbridge you will be taking through some more of the villages the Vale of Glamorgan is famous for, before arriving at St Fagans Natural History Museum. Here you can spend the afternoon, exploring this open air museum set in the grounds of a 16th Century Man House. Situated in the grounds are over 40 historical buildings from all over Wales, which have been carefully rebuilt at St Fagans.
When the museum closes, your driver for the day will then return you to your hotel at approximatly 5:30pm