Cowbridge or Y Bont-faen in Welsh which means literally 'the stone bridge' a beautiful, traditional market town in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, approximately 7 miles or 11 km west of Cardiff, named the "Best Place to live in Wales" in an annual guide by the Sunday Times (2017). Twinned with Clisson in Loire-Atlantique, North Western France.
Cowbridge forms part of the Cowbridge with Llanblethian community and lies on the site of an old Roman settlement identified by scholars as the fort of Bovium (cow-place). Recent excavations have revealed extensive Roman settlement and lies alongside a Roman road. Read more….
Since 2004, the town has hosted the annual Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, currently the festival takes place in late spring having originally taken place every October. The festival incorporates various food and drink exhibitors, food court and fringe festival. Many of the town's inns hold beer, ale and cider events. Read more….
In 2010 the Cowbridge Music Festival was founded which takes place every autumn in various venues throughout the town. The festival is made up of classical music, jazz and folk music and boasts an excellent outreach programme. In 2014 the acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti became the festival's patron. Read more….