town and community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
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Llantwit Major (Welsh: Llanilltud Fawr) is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan.


The small village of St Athan is known primarily for the RAF base.

Peaceful village Gileston is an ideal base from which to explore the Vale and the Glamorgan Jurassic coast. It is 4 miles away from Llantwit Major.

Get inEdit

On the B4265 between Barry and Bridgend.

Only a few miles from Cardiff Airport at Rhoose

  • 1 Llantwit Major railway station. On the Vale of Glamorgan Line between Rhoose and Bridgend.    

Get aroundEdit


The tiny village of Gileston in the Vale of Glamorgan is within walking distance of Limpert Bay, Breaksea Point and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. In 1970 the village was designated as a conservation area in recognition of its unspoilt historic charm. It is one of few villages with a red telephone box. 15th century St Giles Church has a lovely churchyard where the Giles family, after whom the village was named, is buried. The church warden will open the doors for visitors to look around.

  • 1 Gileston and West Aberthaw beach. Stony beach on Limpert Bay with remains of World War II pillboxes.    
  • 2 Aberthaw power stations. Coal and Bio-mass station    
  • 3 Gileston Manor. Grade II listed building. In private hands    
  • 4 St Donat's Castle. medieval castle now an international secondary school called Atlantic College.    
  • 5 Llantwit Major Roman Villa.    
  • 6 St Illtyd's Church (Llantwit Major). 13th century parish church    





  • 1 Blue Anchor, East Aberthaw, +44 1446 750329. Thatched country pub with real ales, serving bar meals with a restaurant attached. ££.    



Go nextEdit

The vibrant market town of Cowbridge with good shopping and restaurants is 6 miles and the capital city of Cardiff is 15 miles away.

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