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Romantic Gestures in Bridgend

There are plenty of places to visit this Valentine's Day in Bridgend. Here are five ideas on how to be romantic in the area... 

Methyr Mawr Sand Dunes © Bridgend Bites

Methyr Mawr Sand Dunes © Bridgend Bites


A stroll along a beach and coastal path...Great value for money amongst a wealth of sights. Bridgend’s beaches are stunning, so how about matching your beautiful partner with another lovely view?
An intimate, historic gypsy caravan...
Snuggle up in a Romany Gypsy caravan, for a slightly different romantic break in Bridgend. Ty Gwyneth Romany Caravan is a traditional gypsy wagon that formerly travelling along the lanes of West Wales. Couples can snuggle in the caravan, watching the stars and listening to the sounds of the countryside, yet know you’re not too far from all the amenities. Plus there's even internet access!
The perfect place for the golfing couple: Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel...
This hotel near Bridgend in South Wales is a beautiful privately-owned 4 star country house hotel. Perched on a Welsh hillside and surrounded by over 17 acres of woodland, this Victorian mansion provides a cosy and secluded hideaway in Bridgend.
On offer at the hotel is a special Valentine’s Day package costing £160 based on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast when two people sharing a standard double room. Next to the hotel is Coed-Y-Mwstwr golf club, which is easily accessible from the hotel.
Attend the Brass Band Championship on the 15th February. Head to the Welsh Open Brass Band Entertainment Championship at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl to see some of the top brass bands in the world compete against each other playing their own 20 minute own choice entertainment mini-concert programmes. Did you know Wales has two of the World’s highest ranked brass bands? This is bound to be a pleasant surprise for your partner...

Surf lessons
 - you’ll want to cuddle up afterwards when you're freezing cold having achieved learning the ultimate seaside activity with Porthcawl Surf or Cressey 's Surf Academy 


A home in a dome. Cool camping in Wales.



A home in a dome., originally uploaded by Andy Bold.

Listening to a great debate on Radio Wales today about the sudden popularity of camping and the move towards more authentic experiences and back to basics. Quite timely this for us, as tomorrow as part of a charity event we are challenging 4 county councillors in Wales, and four public sector workers to spend the night under the stars on a survival night with Bushcraft experts WildSpirit Bushcraft. Part of the challenge will be to build a shelter for the night, which I suppose is both cool and extreme camping. Anyway, more about that tomorrow.
So, cool camping. The best in Wales has to be offered by fforest (Cold at Night - love that brand!), and also Graig Wen Yurts near Dolgellau in North Wales. What I really love about the latter is its one of the coolest places I've been to in Wales, the yurts are one thing, but the B&B is themed (quite cleverly and in a understated subtle way) with Welsh pop music from the 70s. Was amazed to see how creative our pop groups were in the 70s! I also like Under the Thatch and what they've achieved and were one of the first to offer a stay in a Gypsy caravan to my knowledge and of course, the up and coming Featherdown Farm which offers luxury but back to basic camping on real farms. Love it! Closer to home for us, WildSpirit Bushcraft also offer their own night under canvas (if hand build shelters are not your cup of tea!) in the form of tepees, again very popular in Wales.