Bridgend is located in the County Borough of Bridgend in Wales, 22 miles from Cardiff, Wales’ capital city. Among the many things to enjoy in the town, there is Bryngarw County Park, which houses superb walks through breathtaking scenery.
Bridgend is famed for its excellent shopping outlets with many individual shops, as well as the well-known names. There is also a range of leisure pursuits that can be enjoyed both in and around in area, including some fantastic golf clubs, cycling trails and surfing schools.
The railway station in Bridgend allows you easy access to other locations such as Cowbridge and, of course, Cardiff, making Bridgend the perfect scenic area to stay as a base to explore the surrounding areas of Wales. The town is also very encouraging towards tourists, with many great places to stay including hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, which are reasonably priced and many of these are close to the main attractions to explore.
Bryngarw Country Park, Brynmenyn, Near Bridgend CF32 8UU (01656) 725155
Designated a Country Park in 1980; Bryngarw boasts 113 acres of walks and gardens.
The park contains many different habitats, including woodlands, water features, grasslands and formal gardens.
Finger posts point the way to three main walks such as relaxing rambles, a meadow meander and a woodland walk.
Coity Castle, Coity Village, Near Bridgend (01443) 336000
Dating from the 14th Century, the extensive remains of Coity Castle point to a time and place when life wasn’t peaceful.
Built as an important Norman power base, the castle was besieged in 1404 before eventually succumbing to the effects of nature in the 16th Century.