Llantwit Major

Cowbridge 5 miles; Bridgend 9 miles; Cardiff 18 miles; Gower peninsula 31 miles; Brecon Beacons 59 miles

Ancient buildings sit on every corner in Llantwit Major, one of the Vale of Glamorgan’s most beautiful villages, with the first church recorded in the settlement more than 1,500 years ago and lush countryside, caves and sandy beaches providing glorious surroundings. Nearby Cowbridge, a famous market town, has designer shops and provides the chance for some retail therapy; or why not take the short trip to Bridgend, with its town centre shopping and popular outlet village? The dramatically beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coastline and the Wales Coast Path beckon, with the seaside resorts of Barry Island, Southerndown and Porthcawl boasting sandy beaches, a surf school, great fishing and a popular park. Ogmore-by-Sea on the other hand offers a vast stretch of unspoilt beach and a riding school from where you can take treks along the sand. An easy train or car journey will take you to Cardiff or Swansea for shopping, theatres, concerts, sporting events. Or, for a longer day trip, there's the wonderful beaches of the Gower peninsular or the mountains of the Brecon Beacons. Visit the famous open air Folk Museum at St Fagans near Cardiff to discover times gone by. A great central location for exciting days out exploring the beautiful coast and countryside of South Wales.


Just a stroll away

  • Pebble beach within walking distance through the countryside
  • Square with three pubs less than 5 minutes' walk away
  • Shops, cafes and restaurants (Italian, Indian, Steak house, British) all within 10 minute walk
  • Two supermarkets 
  • Train station 


  • Sandy beaches: Southerndown, Ogmore-by-Sea or Merthyr Mawr near Porthcawl; plus the holiday beach resort of Barry Island
  • Many shops and restaurants in Cowbridge 
  • Designer outlet village in Bridgend
  • Easy train or car journey to Cardiff or Swansea 
  • Day trips to the Gower peninsula and mountains of the Brecon Beacons  
  • Less than 10 minutes' drive to UWC Atlantic College, St Donats