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Cowbridge (Welsh: Y Bont-faen) is a market town in Glamorgan.


The surround area, part of the Vale of Glamorgan includes many small villages and settlements including Peterston-Super-Ely, Bonvilston and Hensol.

Get in[edit]

A few miles south of the M4, on the A48 between Cardiff and Bridgend.

The closest rail stations are Pencoed and Llantwit Major.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Cowbridge Town Hall. Dating back as far as the Elizabethan era, served as a prison until 1830 Cowbridge Town Hall (Q15211886) on Wikidata Cowbridge Town Hall on Wikipedia
  • 2 Cowbridge Physic Garden. Herbal garden created in 2004 with high stone walls, parts of which date to the 13th century. Cowbridge Physic Garden (Q5179613) on Wikidata Cowbridge Physic Garden on Wikipedia
  • 3 St Quintins Castle. St Quintins Castle (Q7595410) on Wikidata St Quintins Castle on Wikipedia
  • 4 Beaupre Castle (Hen Gastell y Bewpyr). Late 13th century building with Tudor additions that make it appear more manor than castle. It is in village of St. Hilary, which lies just south of the A48, a few miles west of Cardiff. Old Beaupre Castle (Q7083449) on Wikidata Old Beaupre Castle on Wikipedia




Surrounding area[edit]


  • Edmondes Arms, Pub. The High Street
  • The Vale of Glamorgan. Pub. The High Street
  • Horse & Groom. Pub. The High Street
  • Duke of Wellington. Pub. The High Street

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Sportsmans Rest, Peterston-Super-Ely. Country pub
  • The Three Horseshoes, Peterston-Super-Ely. Country Pub
  • The Red Lion, Bonvilston.
  • The Old Post, A48, Bonvilston.


Surrounding area[edit]

  • 2 The Vale Resort (Vale of Glamorgan Hotel), Hensol Park (near Hensol), +44 1443 667 800. Luxury hotel in the rural vale close to the M4 (2 minutes away). £££.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Cowbridge
Bridgend  W  E  Cardiff

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