Sutton Mawr Farm
Waycock Road, Barry, CF62 3AA, United Kingdom
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Travel Tips for Barry
Dogs on beaches
If you are taking your dog on holiday with you, there are several beaches in the Vale that have a dog ban between May and October, this includes the main Barry Island beach, however there are still a couple where dogs are welcome all year.
On three of the roundabouts along Ffordd Mileniwm I noticed the roundabouts had stones arranged in a circle or cluster. I wonder if the authorities are trying to remind the inhabitants and visitors of Wales' Celtic or Druidic past.
Or is it just an artistic way of using a local commodity ?
Each of the roundabouts has a signpost on it pointing to a place 200-300 miles away on mainland Europe. Are these towns that are twinned with Barry?
Southerndown - beautiful cliffs and nice beach
For a beautiful unspoilt beach with marvellous cliffs, try to go to Southerndown beach. It is actually at Ogmore-by-Sea, at the mouth of the River Ogmore.
Large parts of the beach are made up of large smooth slabs of rock. The cliffs are layered, full of many colours and very high in places. fairly easy to climb (but I am not recommending you do this :-).
Aside from the large carpark, up the coastal path is the walled garden of Dunraven Castle. The 'castle' (a large house) was knocked down in 1963. But its garden, surrounded by high walls to protect it from the cold sea air, still remains.
You can usually guarantee there will be an Ice Cream van near the beach during the summer.
Southerndown is about 8 miles west of Barry. Actually very close to the town of Bridgend. from Barry or Cardiff follow the A48 main road towards Bridgend until you see directions for Ogmore. Or take the coast road (B4265) past Llantwit Major until you find the
B4524 road to Southerndown and Ogmore-by-Sea.
Tinkinswood Megalithic Burial Chamber
The burial chmber was built about 4000 BC for communal burial of the dead. An enormous weathered flat slab of weathered stone is supported on other stones at the corners. It would then have been covered to form a mound. The slab is estimated to weigh 40 tons and is thought to be the largest in Britain.Inside were found the remains of a number [50 approx] of bodies.
The site was excavated in 1914, according to a sign on a modern brick column in the chamber. It is a particularly good site, near a copse of trees set back in a field off the road between Saint Nicholas and Dyffryd.Other stones and groups of stones are to be found nearby.
A small lay by enables a car to park, and a kissing gate leads into the field, with another at the site to let you get right up and in to the site itself. There was nobody about the day I went.
There are several legends about the place, the best known of these is that anyone spending the night there would either go mad, become a poet or die.
For more information see: Http://www.stonepages.com/Wales/Tinkinswood
Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular attractions in Cardiff. This photo has been taken at the main gate.
The admission prices, at least the last time I visited, were for the grounds and tour of the interiors (aprox 1 hour), ?5.50 for adults, seniors and children: ?3.30 and students: ?4.40
Cardiff CF10 2RB
Telephone: 029 20 878100
Fax:029 20 231417