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

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

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

The closest rail stations are Pencoed and Llantwit Major.

Map of Cowbridge

  • 51.4619-3.447061 Cowbridge Town Hall. Dating back as far as the Elizabethan era, served as a prison until 1830 (updated Aug 2016)
  • 51.4617-3.450281 Cowbridge Physic Garden. Herbal garden created in 2004 with high stone walls, parts of which date to the 13th century. (updated Aug 2016)
  • 51.4575-3.456391 St Quintins Castle. (updated Aug 2016)
  • 51.43873-3.427291 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. (updated Nov 2016)

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