South Wales – Barry Island to Llantwit Major

It’s always nice when your birthday falls on the weekend as weekday birthdays generally mean postponing the celebrations for a few days. With an unfavourable weather forecast persuading us to abandon our original plans (a few nights on Gower) earlier … Continued

There’s a castle in Barry

When I was a kid, a day trip to Barry Island was all about the beach and the funfair. In those days, few working class families owned cars so our coach trips to Barry and neighbouring Porthcawl became the highlight of our summer holidays. While those … Continued