The county borough of Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is in southern Wales, in the United Kingdom. Its capital is the town of Bridgend.
The county offers many country parks, the largest being Bryngarw Country Park - a Grade II listed Historic Park and Garden. Along the Bristol Channel stands Porthcawl, a holiday resort with beaches, namely the Rest Bay Beach, as well as a pleasing promenade and a static caravan park - Trecco Bay. Porthcawl is proud to offer you grand hotels such as the historic Seabank Hotel, and entertainment centres especially the magnificent Grand Pavilion.
In the city Bridgend you will see the emblematic two arched stone Old Bridge, over the River Ogmore as well as the Newcastle Castle overlooking the city centre. A delightful way to spend some quality time in Bridgend is on the riverside park Newbridge Fields. It is an ideal park for dogs - as they can play on the river - as was well as for people to enjoy events and serenity in nature! Near this city you will see Ogmore Castle, as well as Coity Castle both built around the early 12th century!
Around Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature Reserve, you will be amazed with Wales’s highest dune - the Big Dipper, with a dune area of approximately 840 acres amidst other natural wonders! The reserve is also archaeologically significant, as well as the village Merthyr Mawr presenting ancient habitations with thatched roofs. Merthyr Mawr is home to thirteen protected ancient monuments and archaeological sites.
Population: approximately 145 thousand residents
Other places: Maesteg, Porthcawl, Sarn, Pyle
Main attractions: Ogmore Castle (Grade I listed castle ruin), Bryngarw Country Park, Coity Castle, Jump Jam Trampoline Park, The Old Bridge, Newcastle Castle, Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature, Merthyr Mawr village, Kenfig National Nature Reserve, Porthcawl seaside
Nearest Airports: Cardiff Airport (CWL - Maes Awyr Caerdydd)