Local Amenities near Candleston Campsite

Candleston and Merthyr Mawr Interesting Information


The estate has an incredibly varied mixture of terrain with over 300 acres of forest including broad leaf coppice and ancient woodland. There is 5 square kilometres of sand dunes (the second largest and highest in Europe) 4.5 kilometres of coastline (with the second largest tidal change in the world) 6 kilometres of river, an estuary, 3 natural springs, 2 castles and numerous streams and ponds. The outstanding diversity of flora and fauna of this area has earned it no less than five designations. * SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest * NNR National Nature Reserve * SPC Special Area of Conservation * SAM scheduled ancient monument * Heritage Coast


Local Facilities


There is a big Tesco in Bridgend (2 miles away). There is also a mainline train station there, and it is possible to walk to the site, or get a taxi if you don't want to drive. There is a cab office within 100 metres of Bridgend Station.


There are some fantastic local beaches, which are a drive or cycle away. The nearest beach is 20 minutes walk from the site.


PLEASE NOTE - mobile phone reception is low or non-existent on the site and there is no payphone or land line, so if you need a taxi back to Bridgend remember to book it in advance.


Local Takeaway


Just Eat - Bridgend »


Local Taxi Firms


Premier Cabs - 01656 722 161

Radio Cars Taxis - 01656 655766

Ace Taxis – 01656 746644

Allwhite Taxis - 01656 660155

Cresta Cabs - 01656 767571

Nearest Emergency Services



Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road


Mid Glamorgan

CF31 1RQ


Major A&E; Unit open 24 hours, 01656 752752




1. Head northeast on Merthyr Mawr Rd toward New Inn Rd - 0.8 miles.


2. Turn right at New Inn Rd - 0.7 miles.


3. Turn left at B4265/Ewenny Rd Go through 1 roundabout - 1.2 miles.


4. Turn left at A473/Cowbridge Rd Continue to follow A473 - 0.5 miles.


5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A4061 - 0.3 miles.


6. Turn left at B4181/Coity Rd - 0.7 miles.


7. Turn right Go through 1 roundabout - 0.1 miles.


8. Turn right


Doctors Surgery

Oaktree Surgery - Tel: 084440771795



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  Rail   Bridgend   08457484950
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  New Theatre   Cardiff   02920394844
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  Southerndown Golf   Southerndown   01656881110


Golden Well Chinese Ewenny / Corntown 2 01656649988

This popular contemporary-style restaurant serving very good Chinese / Thai food, and is located at the end of the village where the main road meets the A48 to Cardiff. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

  Poco Poco Tapas / Spanish Bridgend 1.5 01656667999
  El Prado Spanish Laleston 2 01656649972
  Great House Traditional Laleston 2 01656657644
  Zia Nina Italian Bridgend 1.5 01656660045
  Ashoka Indian Bridgend 1.5 01656650678
  Oscars European Cowbridge 5 01446771984
  Murghal Emperor Indian Cowbridge 5 01446774938

At Stalling Down, easily reached from the A48 near Cowbridge, Wonderful food and a contemporary, attractive interior. (Turn off the A48 at the petrol station and go back over the A48 via a bridge, then straight over the junction down an "access-only" road)

  Bokara Indian Penyfai 4 01656720212


Golden Mile   Ewenny / Corntown 1.5 01656654884

A friendly, usually quite pub just over a mile away in corntown. Good value, home cooked, traditional pub food is served Tuesday - Saturday lunchtime. Well kept beer, including guest ales.

  Pelican   Ogmore 1.5 01656220049

Just over a mile away in Ogmore, opposite the ruins of the castle, this is an old pub serving excellent food from a huge menu. Friendly, lively with loads of atmosphere, and gets very busy at the weekend. There's often live music on a Friday night.

  Watermill   Ogmore 1.5 01656650562

About a mile away on the road to Ogmore is this family friendly restaurant, part of a chain owned by the Cardiff brewery Brains. Plenty of seating indoors and out, and an interesting menu with light meals and specials.

  Sycamore Tree   Colwinston 2.5 01656652827
  Farmers Arms   St. Brides MAjor 2.5 01656880224

A cosy pub, recently renovated, situated in St. Brides Major, across the road from the village pond. They serve traditional pub food in the bar and in the restaurant.

  Plough & Harrow   Monknash 4 01656890209

At Monknash, this is an ancient pub (the building dating from the 12th century), famed for its real ales and ciders, and served in a bar full of character with a roaring log fire. The bar was once used by monks for the laying-out of the victims of shipwrecks and obviously it's haunted....

  Star   Treoes 4 01656658458
  Bush   St. Hilary 6 01446772746
  Bar 44 - Wine Bar   Cowbridge 5 01446776630
  The Red Fox   Penllyn   01446772352

Traditional country pub in the village on Penllyn, always a warm welcome. Often themed nights