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Find your perfect escape with a Bridgend County wellness retreat!

If you’re embracing the New Year health kick many of us start in January, Bridgend County could be your perfect destination to relax, unwind and start afresh for 2024! From tranquil spa experiences to invigorating outdoor activities, you’ll find fantastic ways to boost your wellbeing…

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A group of people swimming in the sea

Spend an enchanting Christmas in Bridgend County

Whether you’re looking for magical shopping experiences, heartwarming festive events or delicious seasonal food and drink - Bridgend County is the perfect destination to make unforgettable Christmas memories!

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Santa tells stories at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet

Ten reasons to plan a Bridgend County minibreak!

Whether you’re planning next year’s staycation, or looking for a winter weekend away, Bridgend County is an exciting, year-round destination for every kind of explorer! A perfect blend of nature, history, adventure and delicious food and drink!

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Bridgend County Trails

Make this year about finding forgotten treasures, embracing journeys of the senses and making memories along pathways around attractions, activities, landscapes and coastlines.

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Merthyr Mawr Dipping Bridge

Visit Bridgend for dog-friendly activities during half-term

Half-term is always a great opportunity for some quality time with the kids, but when we plan a big day out to keep the little ones occupied, we often have to leave our four-legged friends at home. Take a look at our top picks for dog-friendly half-term activities and places to visit!

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Dog and owner sitting at a bench having a coffee

Bridgend County Winter Walks

Sometimes, all you need is a change in scenery. Explore the best of Bridgend County on foot. Try one of these top three hidden gems.

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Merthyr Mawr Dipping Bridge

Barking from bars to beaches: Bridgend's best spots for dogs this summer

With news that Dogs Trust will be extending its A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy and going walkies into Porthcawl in 2022, there’s now little doubt that Bridgend County is the paw-fect destination for coastal adventures with your four-legged friends.

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Snoopy at Rest Bay

Bridgend's best coastal walks

Rediscover Bridgend’s beautiful beaches and dramatic sea views by foot with one of these wonderful coastal walks.

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A Local’s Guide to Llangynwyd

Tucked away within the sweeping valley of Llynfi, the medieval village of Llangynwyd makes the perfect base for a holiday in Bridgend County. Earlier this month, we spoke to Jo of Pentre Farmhouse to create an ultimate local’s guide to Llangynwyd.

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Your Guide To: Ogmore Valley

Explore local heritage, charming community culture and breathtaking natural beauty - spend a day exploring Ogmore Valley with the NEW Heritage hub and trail.

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A winding road in Ogmore Valley

Follow us on Instagram @VisitBridgend

♥️ As it’s St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh celebration of love, we want to know what you love about Bridgend County?

Is it the vistas of the valleys, the charm of the coast, the heritage that runs through the land, or like us - do you simply love it all? ♥️

Let us know in the comments!

📷 @jonhenshaw
📷 @jemma7189
📷 @mistergriffles 

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #love #travel #valleys #coast #heritage♥️ As it’s St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh celebration of love, we want to know what you love about Bridgend County?

Is it the vistas of the valleys, the charm of the coast, the heritage that runs through the land, or like us - do you simply love it all? ♥️

Let us know in the comments!

📷 @jonhenshaw
📷 @jemma7189
📷 @mistergriffles 

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #love #travel #valleys #coast #heritage
Always take time to appreciate the views…😍

Sandy Bay is such a beautiful sight at sunrise! 🌅

 📷 @neil_holman 

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #beaches #wales #seas #porthcawl #ukcoast #yourcoastsAlways take time to appreciate the views…😍

Sandy Bay is such a beautiful sight at sunrise! 🌅

 📷 @neil_holman 

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #beaches #wales #seas #porthcawl #ukcoast #yourcoasts
Whether you’re craving that refreshing sea breeze or the peaceful sounds of waves - you can enjoy ‘tee-rific’ coastlines while golfing in Bridgend County! ⛳

Have you planned your trip yet? 

👉 @royal_porthcawl

👉 @pandkgc

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #golfcourses #golftravel #golftrips #golfingWhether you’re craving that refreshing sea breeze or the peaceful sounds of waves - you can enjoy ‘tee-rific’ coastlines while golfing in Bridgend County! ⛳

Have you planned your trip yet? 

👉 @royal_porthcawl

👉 @pandkgc

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #golfcourses #golftravel #golftrips #golfing
Take trails that rejuvenate…🫶

If your new year’s resolutions include taking more time to relax, Bridgend County is the perfect place for a wellness retreat! 🌄

With picturesque surroundings and diverse landscapes, there’s plenty of ways to reconnect with nature and invigorate your body and mind!

Find out more in our latest blog (link in bio)

📷 @josie.jo_._

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #walesbytrails #retreat #travelblog #travelideas #destinationsTake trails that rejuvenate…🫶

If your new year’s resolutions include taking more time to relax, Bridgend County is the perfect place for a wellness retreat! 🌄

With picturesque surroundings and diverse landscapes, there’s plenty of ways to reconnect with nature and invigorate your body and mind!

Find out more in our latest blog (link in bio)

📷 @josie.jo_._

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #walesbytrails #retreat #travelblog #travelideas #destinations
Is this the oldest pub in Wales? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Not quite, but it’s close!

@theoldhouse1147 has been transformed over the years into a top-class events venue, offering beautiful accommodation and a pub and restaurant serving up superb food and drink! 🥂

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #foodie #foodanddrink #ukaccommodation #travel #placestostayIs this the oldest pub in Wales? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Not quite, but it’s close!

@theoldhouse1147 has been transformed over the years into a top-class events venue, offering beautiful accommodation and a pub and restaurant serving up superb food and drink! 🥂

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #foodie #foodanddrink #ukaccommodation #travel #placestostay
Wellness in the wilderness…🌳

In the magical setting of @candlestonwoods you’ll find a unique wellness retreat to awaken your senses with @theoutdoorsauna! 🙌

Visitors can enjoy hot and cold therapies while taking in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings! 🌿

Have you visited yet?

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #outdoorsauna #heattherapy #coldwatertherapy #sauna #wellness #retreatWellness in the wilderness…🌳

In the magical setting of @candlestonwoods you’ll find a unique wellness retreat to awaken your senses with @theoutdoorsauna! 🙌

Visitors can enjoy hot and cold therapies while taking in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings! 🌿

Have you visited yet?

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #outdoorsauna #heattherapy #coldwatertherapy #sauna #wellness #retreat
Keen to explore our world-class courses to start a beautiful friend-chip? 🏌️

Check out these fantastic Bridgend County golfing venues:

👉 @royal_porthcawl
👉 @coed_y_mwstwr_gc
👉 @maesteggolfclub
👉 @pandkgc
👉 @grovegolfclub
👉 @bridgendgolf

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #southwales #golftrip #golftravel #golfingKeen to explore our world-class courses to start a beautiful friend-chip? 🏌️

Check out these fantastic Bridgend County golfing venues:

👉 @royal_porthcawl
👉 @coed_y_mwstwr_gc
👉 @maesteggolfclub
👉 @pandkgc
👉 @grovegolfclub
👉 @bridgendgolf

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #southwales #golftrip #golftravel #golfing
Happy New Year! 🎉

If you’re already planning your adventures for 2024, here’s a few reasons to add Bridgend County to your travel bucket list:

🐦 Wonderful wildlife
📷 @georgerossini_images

🏰 Ancient wonders
📷 @neil_holman

🍲 Exquisite food and drink
📷 @steakandstamp

⛰️ Breathtaking trails 
📷 @papisandadogcalledelvis

See more reasons in our blog! (link in bio)

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #wildlife #walking #foodanddrink #castles #travel #happynewyear #newyearHappy New Year! 🎉

If you’re already planning your adventures for 2024, here’s a few reasons to add Bridgend County to your travel bucket list:

🐦 Wonderful wildlife
📷 @georgerossini_images

🏰 Ancient wonders
📷 @neil_holman

🍲 Exquisite food and drink
📷 @steakandstamp

⛰️ Breathtaking trails 
📷 @papisandadogcalledelvis

See more reasons in our blog! (link in bio)

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #wildlife #walking #foodanddrink #castles #travel #happynewyear #newyear
A 2023 recap - Bridgend County style!

Reel made with content from 📷:

@dazsphotography1
@whatchrisdoes
@bridgendpyopumpkins
@run4wales
@davespencer81 
@timboss81
@matthew_explores
@walesandtheworld
@sidilloyd
@markssadler
@adamrlew
@betweenthetreesfestival
@papisandadogcalledelvis
@cardifflovelist
@lukedronephotos
@porthcawlaccommodation
Stephen Jones

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #2023A 2023 recap - Bridgend County style!

Reel made with content from 📷:

@dazsphotography1
@whatchrisdoes
@bridgendpyopumpkins
@run4wales
@davespencer81 
@timboss81
@matthew_explores
@walesandtheworld
@sidilloyd
@markssadler
@adamrlew
@betweenthetreesfestival
@papisandadogcalledelvis
@cardifflovelist
@lukedronephotos
@porthcawlaccommodation
Stephen Jones

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #2023
While Christmas can be pretty hectic, Boxing Day is all about unwinding! 

So, here’s some picturesque Bridgend County scenery to help with the relaxation! 🖼️

📷 @explore.with_tom

📍Kenfig Nature Reserve

Let us know your plans for Boxing Day in the comments 👇

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #boxingday #scenery #outdoors #christmas #relaxationWhile Christmas can be pretty hectic, Boxing Day is all about unwinding! 

So, here’s some picturesque Bridgend County scenery to help with the relaxation! 🖼️

📷 @explore.with_tom

📍Kenfig Nature Reserve

Let us know your plans for Boxing Day in the comments 👇

#VisitBridgend #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #boxingday #scenery #outdoors #christmas #relaxation