In or near Newport City, Tel: 01633 842962, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast(11 miles, 18 km)
The city of Newport is steeped in Celtic, Roman, medieval and industrial heritage. It is just a short drive to Cardiff, Wales' capital city, the beautiful Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons National Park.
In or near Llantwit Major, www.showmewales.co.uk/southwalescoast(14 miles, 22 km)
Llantwit Major is a small coastal town in the Vale of Glamorgan. The compact old town centre is a maze of little lanes, narrow streets, old inns and historic buildings. It's easy to explore on foot and you'll be amazed by the town's past.
In or near Barry, Tel: 01446 710206, www.fonmoncastle.com(10 miles, 15 km)
The castle has been occupied as a home since the 13th Century and is a magnificent Medieval castle. It's backed by woodland and surrounded by beautiful walled gardens, borders, flowering shrubs and unusual trees. A guided tour is a must!