Situated between the larger urban centres of Swansea and Cardiff, the South Wales town of Bridgend lies on the banks of the River Ogmore, the bridge over which gave the town its name. The stunning countryside surrounding the town is a popular haunt with walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers.
Once a thriving mining town, Bridgend has reinvented itself as a centre for technology innovation and retail since the decline of the coal industry in Wales.
One particularly popular attraction for visitors is Bridgend's designer clothing outlet centre which is a must for shoppers.
The town centre is currently undergoing a massive regeneration project aimed at modernising both retail and residential areas, with the first phase completed in the shape of an attractive riverside development that includes a scenic walkway along the Ogmore, charming outdoor cafes and several stylish new bridges.
Read more about Bridgend in the About Bridgend section.