Located just off the M4, Bridgend is ideally placed to suit commuters to Cardiff or Swansea and close enough to a stretch of coast that is dotted with charming villages and towns. Situated at the crux of two rivers the River Ogmore and River Ewenny Bridgend has grown in population steadily since the 1980s, and a bypass was built to access the M4 in 1997 stemming the flow of traffic through the town. In addition, the town centre was pedestrianised in 2004, adding to the calm ambience of the town.
Bridgend is a proud town and it is a pleasant place in which to while away the hours, sitting in one of the many new riverside cafes with a drink. For the more adventurous, Bridgend plays host to a series of outdoor activities including a Mardi Gras Festival, continental and farmers markets and the renowned Celtic Festival. Shoppers are also well catered for with a large designer outlet store, individual local shops and the usual high street names.