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Llangynwyd is a village 2 miles to the south of Maesteg, in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales. There are two parts to Llangynwyd, the larger more recent village is simply known as Llangynwyd while the smaller much older part which contains St Cynwyds church is locally known as "Top Llan".


Llangynwyd was part of the medieval commote (Welsh: cwmwd) of Tir Iarll. Its population was about 3,000 in 2011. The village is the site of Llangynwyd parish church, the ruins of Llangynwyd Castle and one of the oldest pubs in Wales (the Old House, dating from 1147.)

View of Llangynwyd village
St Cynwyd's Church, Llangynwyd

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

There is no train station actually in Llangynwyd; the nearest station is 1.25 km away at 1 Garth.

By car[edit]

Llangynwyd is best accessed by car from Junction 36 of the M4 motorway.

By bus[edit]

First Cymru operate the bus services that run through Llangynwyd.

70 Bridgend-Cymmer

71 Bridgend-Cymmer

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • Direct Cars, Unit 2, Cornstores, Heol Ty Gwyn, Maesteg, CF34 0BA, +44 1656 738000.




  • 1 Llan mini-market + post office, 12 Bridgend Rd, Llangynwyd, Maesteg CF34 9SW, +441656732226.



  • 1 Railway Inn, Station Road, Llangynwyd, CF34 9TF, +44 1656 732353.


  • 1 Ty-Maen, CF34 0DT (From A4063, turn R at village hall onto Station Rd, descend hill past cottages and cross bridge over stream. Immediately after, take the L fork onto narrow hedge-lined lane, then take a R fork up an even narrower lane that passes under a railway viaduct, then twists very sharp L towards farm buildings, among which sits Ty-Maen), +44 1656 730 171 (landline), +44 7702 740 003 (mobile), . Self-catering cottage on a farm about 1½ miles (2.5 km) east of Llangynwyd. Sleeps six people, has two bathrooms (one en-suite). Kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Wood burner in living room. Landscaped garden with barbecue. Two nights from £150 (two people), from £250 (up to six people). Full occupancy for seven nights from £450.

There may be other self-catering accommodation in the countryside around the village. You'll find a range of hotels and B&Bs in Bridgend, some 8 miles (13 km) south of Llangynwyd.

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