Bridgend Travel Guide

  • Festival time - Bridgend
    Festival time - Bridgend
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  • The Gate Way Of NewCastle
    The Gate Way Of NewCastle
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  • Invaders at Coity Castle
    Invaders at Coity Castle
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Bridgend Things to Do

  • Coity Castle

    At Coity a local Welsh chieftain called Morgan Gam had already built a stronghold and during the 11th century The Norman Lord Payn de Turberville approached Morgan to turn over control of Coity Castle to de Turberville. Morgan Gam agreed, but only if de Turberville either fought Morgan for the land, or took Gam's daughter Sybil's hand in marriage....

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  • Coity Castle

    Coity Castle is a fabulous place to explore, it has many interesting features and lots of information boards so that you can read all about it's History.The Castle was originally established soon after 1100 but much of the building dates from the fourteenth century and later. In the 1180's, Sir Gilbert de Turberville had control of the Lordship and...

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle, now in ruins but formerly holding a strategic position guarding the river crossing below overlooking what is now the bustling town of Bridgend. The original castle, first mentioned in 1106, marked the western limit of Robert Fitzhamon's conquests. It is thought to have been an earthwork castle of ringwork type. Rebuilding in stone...

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Bridgend Hotels

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  • Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel

    Coychurch, Bridgend, CF35 6AF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Premier Inn Bridgend

    The Derwen, Bridgend, CF32 9SH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Bridgend

    The Derwen, Bridgend, CF32 9SH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Bridgend Restaurants

  • Ice cream, paninis, baguettes

    This cafe is in Bridgend Outlet Centre. It is an old established Italian cafe offering Hot drinks, toasted sandwiches, panini and baguettes as well as jacket potatoes. There is also a selection of ice cream.We ordered hot chocolate and panini with oven roasted Mediterranean vegetables. There was supposed to be mozarella cheese but we didn't get...

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  • ...try leeky pudding

    This 15 Century coaching inn is very atmospheric with its wooden beams and plastered walls. There is also a conservatory and outside seating, as well as a function room, a bar and other seating areas.The walls are decorated with pictures of Wellington, soldiers of that era. and a map of the battle of Waterloo. I had leeky pudding which was...

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  • Gorgeous food !

    This small village pub / resturant serves the most stunning dishes !a very popular restaurant that we keep going back to as its one of our favourites the homemade pate and the stuffed chicken breast are my faves !

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  • £1.00 student meal deal

    Chinese/ cantonese style takeawayQuick and ready foods and the lunchtime special which offers a quick meal for less than 1.50 on most options.However, be prepared for the school rush at lunchtimes and evenings. Rice + curry = £1.00Bargain. The curry is a good consisitancy and the rice is cooked to a good standard.

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  • All u can eat for 4.95

    The pizza hut in the outlet village, has a lunchtime special 12 - 2pm for 4.95 (not include drinks).The pizza hut staff are usually prompt to recieve guests and provide good alround service even during busier periods.The best time is after 1pm when the majority of the working class has gone back to work.The pasta selection is a particular favorite...

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  • All u can eat indian - birthday delight

    Good parking, and into the restaurant.Good decor and quality of lighting. Nice spacing and plenty of room for parties of 4 or more.We was met by staff promptly and seated quite quickly. Our order was taken readily and the party of four quickly headed for the well stocked and well prepared food display.Personally, I really get my monies worth from...

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Bridgend Nightlife

  • bridgend nights in a nutshell

    having lived in bridgend for 28 yrs and sampled its nightlife for 10yrs i can report that for anyone coming here to visit a good night can be had.theres a general mix of pubs/clubs/starwars bars in town to suit all ages and preferences.lava is the main nightclub but suits the 14-30 age group.Codys is a pub/club open til 4 to suit anyone, just...

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  • A game of bowling

    Good venue with ease of access, car park opposite even though pay for.On the climb up the stairs to the bowling alley, you are met with a rustic feel and neon lightning. The main area is well spaced, however, theming is minimal and prices are average. However, the staff were helpful and even at night time it was reletively quiet. Smart Casual Wear...

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    11 Hotels in Bridgend

Bridgend Shopping

  • fancy cup cakes

    Entering Bridgend McArthur Glen Outlet, a pink van catches the eye [November 2011]. It looks like an icecream van, but has a display of decorated cupcakes . The owners are prepared to keep your purchases until you have finished shopping.The cupcakes can be purchased individually or in a box of six for £18.The cakes are delicious, but I found the...

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  • Try the Centre

    The Rhiw Shopping Centre, right in the town itself, offers undercover shopping with around 22 shops many of which are famouse High Street names, plus a brilliant indoor market. This should be your first port of call when shopping in Bridgend. The town is often mentioned as having too many charity shops and mobile phone stores. I would agree with...

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  • a chocoholic's heaven

    This lovely shop is in Veritys Court, a charming little haven off the main street. It shares its location with Oxfam, a bicycle specialist and a craft shop. The cakes we saw were amazing.There was a 3 teir wedding cake with what looked like black snowflakes on it, that was most unusual. Their main speciality is Belgian chocolate cakes. And the shop...

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Bridgend Off The Beaten Path

  • Ogmore Castle

    We followed brown castle symbols and found this wonderful spot by the river Ewenny. It is about two and a half miles south west of Bridgend. There are warnings about sudden floods and the danger to parked cars, but we took the risk. The castle is on a slightly elevated area above where stepping stones ford the river. It was once an important...

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  • River Ewenny stepping stones

    Beside Ogmore castle are stepping stones at the most suitable place for a ford, which is why the castle was situated here. Some of the stones require quite a large step to reach, but crossing should be possible for anyone with reasonable balance. The crossing leads to the village of Merthy Maur. The whole area is pleasant with the river running...

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  • Cowbridge - an old market town

    Cowbridge is an old market town- cattle market. The town dates back to Roman and particularly medieval times. It has a beautiful shopping street- likened to Bond Street in London. There are a number of shops selling bread, chocolate, clothes that are not the usual chainstores. Like Bond Street they are expensive too! There are passages leading to...

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