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.


Peaceful Gileston is an ideal base from which to explore the Vale and the Glamorgan Jurassic coast. The small town of Llantwit Major is 4 miles away, 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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On the B4265 just south of St Athan RAF base.

Only 4 miles from Cardiff Airport at Rhoose




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