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A long winding road in Lower Heswall, the area has remained unchanged for around 100 years.

Heswall in the county of Merseyside

Pictures of Southerndown

in the county of Glamorgan

About Southerndown

The village of Southerndown is set back from the dramatic dry-stone cliffs surrounding Dunraven Bay, these are mostly formed by alternate layers of limestone and shale, which give the cliffs their unusually regular pattern. The pleasant village features quiet streets lined with grey limestone cottages.

This is a picturesque part of South Wales, with wonderful views from paths perched above glorious sandy beaches towards the off-shore rock formation of Tusker Rock. Inland, visitors will find pleasant walks to nearby local villages including St.Brides Major and Ogmore-by-the-Sea.

It is the rocks which define this part of the South Wales coastline, splintered and treacherous they may be, but nonetheless they afford the visitor wonderful views across the Bristol Channel.

Visitors to Southerndown will find a useful information centre at Dunraven Park, this is sited in what was the former laundry at Dunraven Castle. The centre has areas for displays, exhibitions, and a shop.

Recommended towns & villages near Southerndown

Bridgend looking towards Garw valley

Bridgend (1 Pictures) in the county of Bridgend

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction NE of Southerndown)

The Vale of Glamorgan has some splendid valley's and old market town's. Bridgend is an old established market town with a long history...

Porlock Museum.

Porlock (52 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(17.1 miles, 27.5 km, direction S of Southerndown)

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....


Selworthy Green (30 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(17.2 miles, 27.7 km, direction S of Southerndown)

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

Minehead station

Minehead (148 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(18.3 miles, 29.5 km, direction S of Southerndown)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....

Robin red breast

Cardiff (154 Pictures) in the county of Glamorgan

(18.8 miles, 30.2 km, direction E of Southerndown)

Cardiff, vibrant capital city of Wales is located on the banks of the beautiful, meandering River Taff. It is an ancient city with an amazing history and strong maritime connections...

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Ogmore Castle, South Wales uk

Ogmore Castle (2 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction N)


Gardens and House at Margam Country Park, Neath Port Talbot, Wales

Margam Country Park (9 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction NW)

Set in 1000 acres of glorious parklands, Margam Country Park offers beauty, history, wildlife and a wide range of facilities to.....

Watersmeet near Lynmouth, North Devon

Watersmeet (36 Pictures)

(17.7 miles, 28.5 km, direction SW)

This is a delightful fishing lodge from 1823 located at the picturesque spot in the East Lyn Valley where the waters of the River.....

Plantasia, Swansea, Wales

Plantasia (3 Pictures)

(18.1 miles, 29.2 km, direction NW)


Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle (36 Pictures)

(18.5 miles, 29.8 km, direction E)

Resting two miles up the River Taff from the Severn estuary, the majestic sight of Cardiff Castle gives little hint of its.....

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (9 Pictures)

(18.8 miles, 30.2 km, direction E)


Valley of rocks near Lynton, Devon

The Valley of Rocks (22 Pictures)

(18.9 miles, 30.4 km, direction SW)


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