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Things to do in Bridgend

Historical town located on the River Ogmore to the west of Cardiff

Are you looking for things to do in Bridgend? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.



Newcastle FREE

Initially a Norman castle, the site appears to have been refortified by Henry II in the 1180s.
CF31 4HA


Ogmore Castle FREE

Substantial remains of a Norman stone-built castle, raised by the de Londres family.
St Bride's Major
CF32 0QP


Old Beaupre Castle FREE

Medieval manor house, modified during the Tudor period, including a magnificently carved Renaissance porch.
CF71 7LT



St Quentin's Castle FREE

Mainly early fourteenth-century remains of a large courtyard castle, including a massive twin-towered gatehouse.
CF71 7JT


Coity Castle FREE

Although originally established soon after 1100, much of the castle dates from the fourteenth century and later.
CF35 6BH


Ewenny Priory FREE

Impressive Norman monastic church within a fortified perimeter wall. It was founded for Benedictine monks of Gloucester Abbey.
CF35 5BW


South Wales Karting Centre

One of the largest and fastest circuits in Wales.
South Wales
CF71 7PB



Go Ape! Margam

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
Margam Country Park
Port Talbot
South Wales
SA13 2TJ



Margam Country Park

Wide range of activities set in 1000 acres of glorious parkland.
West Glamorgan
SA13 2TJ


Recommended by Catherine Evans, Swansea
“For nature walks, castle visiting and lots of events, you can't beat it.”



Odeon Bridgend

Multi-screen cinema.
The Pines
CF32 9ST



  Water sports

Bridgend Recreation Centre

Swimming pool, fitness centre and many other activities available.
Angel Street
CF31 4AH



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