Back to back successes show what a special place the Vale is
07 August 2015
The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has hailed the county’s second successive victory in the National Trust’s Special Places awards as confirmation that the Vale is one of Wales’ finest tourist destinations.
“Today’s award is a fantastic achievement for Dyffryn House and a greatly deserved recognition of the hard work that all involved in its recent restoration have put in.”
Following the award ceremony where Dyffryn House was crowned the nation’s most special place, Cllr Neil Moore said: “Today’s award is a fantastic achievement for Dyffryn House and a greatly deserved recognition of the hard work that all involved in its recent restoration have put in.”
Last year’s award was won by Penarth Pier, which sits only 10 miles from Dyffryn House, and Cllr Moore made clear what this means for the area: “Back to back successes for the county is clear proof that the Vale is firmly back on the map as one of Wales’ leading destinations.
“Dyffryn House and Gardens, Penarth Pier, the heritage coast, and the newly rejuvenated Barry Island are attractions that can compete with anything else in Wales. The summer season is seeing huge numbers of visitors come into the Vale and the continued recognition of just how special a place the Vale is can only add to this.”
Both Dyffryn House and Penarth Pier are owned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Dyffryn House was leased to the National Trust in 2013.