Information on the Vale of Glamorgan



The Vale of Glamorgan has been a county borough (unitary authority) since 1996, previously being part of South Glamorgan county.  The main town and largest centre of population is Barry. Other small towns are Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Llantwit Major and Penarth.




The district borders Cardiff to the north east, Rhondda Cynon Taf to the north, Bridgend to the north west and the Bristol Channel to the south.


The county borough is served by the M4 Motorway junctions 33 (Cardiff West) and 34 (Llantrisant). However the A48 trunk road cuts right through the county, linking it to Cardiff and Bridgend.


The Vale of Glamorgan Line with rail services to Bridgend and Cardiff, with stations in Barry, Penarth and Llantwit Major, although the stations serving Pontyclun and Bridgend may be closer to some residents.


Barry, Wenvoe, Llantwit Major and Penarth are served by Cardiff Bus, who operate services within the towns and to Cardiff.


Click on 'Area Profiles' for more specific information on areas in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Area Profiles

Advice Agencies in the Vale of Glamorgan

Travelling around the Vale


Bus timetables


Rail information