Cowbridge Town

     Historic town in the Vale of Glamorgan

Cowbridge is a market town in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of Cardiff .

The town lies on the site of a Roman settlement, The town centre is still arranged on its medieval plan  It is one of very few medieval walled towns in Wales, and substantial portions of the walls, together with the south gate, (pictured below) are still standing.

The present Cowbridge Town Hall, (pictured above) is a building dating back perhaps as far as the Elizabethan era, and served as a prison until 1830, when it was converted into a town hall to replace the former Guild Hall, demolished at that date. The main street contains a number of Georgian houses, and historical buildings. Also worth a visit is the Physic Gardens in Church St.

There are plenty of pubs and places to eat!


                                                                         How to get to Cowbridge


By road: Halfway between Barry and Bridgend, Cowbridge is signposted from the A48. The closest junction from the M4 is J35 from the west, or J33 from the east.


Car Parking is well sign posted on entering the town,  I normally use the one behind Cowbrige Town Hall