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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 in


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. Llantwit Major railway station (Q2425684) on Wikidata Llantwit Major railway station on Wikipedia

Get around

Map of Llantwit Major



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. Limpert Bay (Q24897145) on Wikidata Limpert Bay on Wikipedia
  • 2 Aberthaw power stations. Coal and Bio-mass station Aberthaw power stations (Q4667192) on Wikidata Aberthaw power stations on Wikipedia
  • 3 Gileston Manor. Grade II listed building. In private hands Gileston Manor (Q14993285) on Wikidata Gileston Manor on Wikipedia
  • 4 St Donat's Castle. medieval castle now an international secondary school called Atlantic College. St Donat's Castle (Q1485119) on Wikidata St Donat's Castle on Wikipedia
  • 5 Llantwit Major Roman Villa. Llantwit Major Roman Villa (Q6661817) on Wikidata Llantwit Major Roman Villa on Wikipedia
  • 6 St Illtyd's Church (Llantwit Major). 13th century parish church St Illtyd's Church, Llantwit Major (Q7593396) on Wikidata St Illtyd's Church, Llantwit Major on Wikipedia








  • 1 Blue Anchor, East Aberthaw, +44 1446 750329. Thatched country pub with real ales, serving bar meals with a restaurant attached. ££. The Blue Anchor Inn (Q7718721) on Wikidata The Blue Anchor Inn on Wikipedia





Go next


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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