Located conveniently between Cardiff and Swansea, Bridgend is ideally placed to access some of South Wales’ best natural attractions. With a range of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements, it’s a popular destination for tourists, business travellers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Where to Stay in Bridgend Town Centre
Bridgend is renowned for its independent shopping, ranging from traditional butchers to small craft shops selling local produce. You can even get your very own bespoke jewellery made in the town by local craftspeople. Walk to the bustling indoor market from your town centre hotel to buy local food and produce, or simply sit in a charming cafe watching the world go by.
If you’re in the mood for some more serious retail therapy, then there are some larger retail parks offering discount goods and great bargains. These are found just a short distance from the town centre but are well connected using public transport.
The Best Hotels for Local History
Located on the river Ogmore, the town is named after the old bridge that used to cross the river here. Today, a riverside walkway opened in 2009 lets you walk along this historic stretch of river on foot, taking in the beautiful views.
As well as the river, stride out from your hotel to explore the three Norman castles in the town, once forming a protective triangle. The ruins stand on hills overlooking the town centre and are well worth checking out up close. From your Bridgend hotel, you can also easily access the stunning Gower Peninsula and world-famous Brecon Beacons National Park - all of which make Bridgend a great place for outdoor lovers.
Hotels Located for Great Beach Access
A number of Bridgend hotels are well placed for beach access. Nearby Sker Bay, Pink Bay and Rest Bay are popular with both locals and tourists throughout the year. The waters are often dotted with surfers, with local schools offering lessons to beginners. Or you can simply sit on the beach and enjoy the majestic coastal scenery.
Follow the Glamorgan Coastal Path for some top walking terrain or visit the large Bryngarw Country Park, which has incredible wildlife and great facilities for visitors. You can also visit Kenfig Pool, the largest natural lake in Glamorgan and a national nature reserve, where you can spot birdlife and other wildlife. Local legend even has it that a lost city lies beneath the water, so keep your eyes peeled.
Enjoy Your Stay in Bridgend
With a big choice of comfortable and affordable three star hotels, Bridgend is a well-positioned and charming town with a unique character. Visit throughout the year, or book early to enjoy hotel accommodation during one of the many festivals that are held throughout the year. The town’s hotels have everything you need to make the most of your stay, and at the right price too.