CASTLES OF GLAMORGANSHIRE
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Glamorganshire is the heart and soul of Wales. Split into three in the 1974 boundary changes, this county contains not only the capital of Wales, Cardiff, but the heartland of the coal mining industry in the Valleys. With the collapse of the coal industry in Britain hard times arrived in Glamorganshire, but the people still have a warmth and friendliness which you don't often find.
Despite the large towns and industry that have spread across the area a number of superb Castles have survived including Caerphilly, the largest in Wales, and Cardiff. Towns and cities include Cardiff, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Pontypridd, Bridgend and Merthyr Tidfyl. Even though this is the most built up part of Wales since the demise of heavy industry the area has recovered some of its natural majesty.
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