Gileston is a tiny, quaint old village in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, a short walk from the pebble beach of Limpert Bay and coast path near Breaksea Point. The village was designated a conservation area in 1970 in recognition of its character as an unspoilt hamlet in the rural vale. It is one of the few remaining places with a red telephone box.
The village church, dedicated to St Giles, dates back to the 15th century and has a beautiful churchyard, which contains the graves of the Giles family, who gave the village its name. The warden will open the church for visitors to look around.
Gileston is a tranquil location from which to explore the surrounding rolling countryside and Vale of Glamorgan's jurassic coast. The small coastal town of Llantwit Major which retains some of its cobbled Medieval streets is 4 miles away. Visitors can get a train (15miles) into the capital city of Cardiff from here. The attractive market town of Cowbridge with its boutique shopping, cafes, pubs and restaurants is 6 miles away.