Bridgend

Bridgend

Located in South Wales, Bridgend sits 18 miles west of the Welsh capital (Cardiff) and 20 miles east of Swansea. The town, which is the 9th most populated town in Wales, has two twin villages, Oldcastle and Newcastle, which are connected by a stone bridge originally built in 1435.

Rich in history, Bridgend is thought to have been an area where people made settlements before the Roman era, thanks to several prehistoric burial mounds that have been found. On the A48, between Bridgend and Cowbridge, you can see a portion of the old Roman road, which is known by the locals as the “Crack Hill”.

In the Bridgend area, there are a variety of historic sites of interest, including 4 castles ruins: Coity Castle, Newcastle, Ogmore Castle and Candleston Castle. The town also has many historical landmarks, such as the Ewenny Priory.

Countryside enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with various nature reserves, parks and beaches within easy reach of Bridgend to choose from. Explore the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, which are close to Candleston Castle. Alternatively, the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline has 14 miles of unspoilt views with wondrous cliffs and rock pools for you to enjoy.

You’ll be able to find all your favourite high street shops in the town’s centre and a selection of cafes, and restaurants. If you fancy doing something active in Bridgend, there is always the biggest trampoline park in Wales, complete with trampolines, climbing walls, a stunt zone, a foam pit and much more!

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Bridgend