Coity, Bridgend CF35 6BH Cross the bridge that spans the dry moat and picnic amid the impressive ruins. Walk in the footsteps of Owain Glyn Dŵr’s besieging army, and see if you can spot which parts of the site date from the twelfth century and which from the fifteenth.

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Bridgend, CF35 5BW Touch hands with the past at this castle-like Norman church which has remained in use for nearly 900 years. Once garrisoned by soldiers and tended by monks, it features a fortified curtain wall, a gatehouse and castellations.

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Near Porthcawl, Bridgend CF36 3UW This popular Blue Flag beach is a few miles out of Porthcawl but when you get there it offers miles of fine sand, coastal walks (the new coastal path is accessible to wheelchairs) and you can walk down to Sker or Pink Bay.

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Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 5NG This beach is next to Coney Beach and lovely and quiet while only being five minutes walk from all the facilities you might need at the Trecco Bay Holiday Park.

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