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Coity Castle: Photo Blog

Adventures in and around Bridgend continue here, with a first set of images taken from Coity Castle. On the outskirts of Bridgend, this predominantly 14th century site (though established in the 11thc) overlooks the village of the same name – and is well worth a look during the summer months when performance events are held within the site. Also, the rather excellent Six Bells pub sits directly below the castle, and offers some impressive lunchtime meals!

A changing sky made for atmospheric conditions.

Looking into the distance, the local 14th century church can be seen, surrounded by impressive yew trees.

Well worth a visit, just a five minute drive from the centre of Bridgend.

Wanders in Bridgend

Bridgend has no shortage of hidden gems, and while castles a plenty are there to be found, churches, chapels and pubs shape the town and its surroundings as well. Just a few samples to be had below – before looking at some castles tomorrow.

Walking down from the train station, into the historic heart of the town, religious centres are scattered about, some being the home of a rather different kind of worship…

And while some of these churches have become pubs, some pubs are unlikely to ever become churches, though the prominent flag of St David may give pause for thought, or at least cause for another round.