Out & about in beautiful South Wales
You'll never be at a loss for something interesting to see or do in and around Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and the Vale Resort is the perfect location for you to take advantage of all that South Wales has to offer.
With an ever-increasing choice of attractions to visit and the proximity to the coast or mountains means that South Wales really does have something for everyone, whatever your interest.
The area of Cardiff Bay has been transformed into a stunning waterfront with a wealth of attractions and leisure facilities to see the full list download the out and about brochure.
Discover the other side of the coin and discover the history of British currency with the new Royal Mint Experience.
Go behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from blank to bank in a 45-minute Guided Factory Experience. You can watch coins being minted and you’ll have the opportunity to strike your very own 2016 £1 coin as a memento of your visit. Following this you’ll get to wander around the interactive exhibition at you leisure where you’ll discover the fascinating processes needed to make a coin, test your knowledge of the coins that have been made for countries around the world and get up close to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals. More info
If shopping takes your fancy, Cardiff is just a short journey away. We are also very close to many market towns, which offer bespoke shopping such as Bridgend Designer Outlet. See our location
Cardiff - Cosmopolitan Shopping A lively city, surrounded by mountains to the north and the sea to the south and containing one of the world's finest civic centres. Unmissable shopping in Victorian and modern malls and arcades plus wide, clean, traffic-free streets. Cinemas, theatres, art galleries, museums, night-clubs, ice skating and much more! Including the home to St David’s 2, the largest shopping centre in Wales. Stores include John Lewis, Apple, Hugo Boss, Reiss, Radley, Kurt Geiger and Quicksilver.
Bridgend - Designer Shopping Outlet is a treasure trove of famous brands with discounts of up to 50% off normal high street prices. It is situated on the edge of the stunning Heritage Coast, South of the Brecon Beacons. Laid out in a picturesque, village street style, with a 9 screen multiplex cinema. First class facilities, food courts and all-year-round activities combine to make a shopping experience you'll want to repeat.
Cowbridge - the Bond Street of Wales Cowbridge town centre boasts an entire department store on one high street and has often been referred to as the Bond Street of Wales. Shoppers can browse among a myriad of unique, family-owned shops selling beautiful clothes for ladies and gentlemen, jewellery, leather goods, shoes, crafts, furniture, books, antiques and unusual gifts. Renowned for its customer care and first class service, Cowbridge makes a welcome alternative to the large department stores with a rural edge but city chic and has something to suit all budgets.