The Bear Hotel -Cowbridge
The Bear has origins as far back as the 12th Century. Probably best known as being the inn where they changed the horses on the mail run from Cardiff to Swansea. During the 18th Century Napoleon's troops were held in the ‘Bear Pit' en route to London after a failed invasion at Fishguard!! This famous Coaching Inn is steeped in history. Nowadays, this privately owned 3 star hotel is famed for it's fine home cooked food, friendly atmosphere and really good ale.
The Bear Hotel Cowbridge is just 20 minutes away from Cardiff city centre and the Cardiff Bay development, making it an ideal base to visit Europe's fastest growing city for art, culture, shopping and entertainment.
Explore Cardiff with the excellent St David's shopping centre, home to over 100 shops and 25 bars & restaurants and the largest John Lewis store outside London.
With FREE parking at the hotel, including 2 designated disabled parking bays, hop on the local bus just outside the hotel which will take you straight into the city centre.
The surrounding area is rural, with numerous interesting places to visit: Museum of Welsh Life, Castell Coch, Ogmore Valley and many more. You may fancy a walk along one of the fine beaches on the Heritage or Gower, Devon is visible from the local cliff tops!
Brecon and the Valleys are close by, with breathtaking views. Some of the Valleys still have the mining houses visible as you drive through.
The hotel is on the main high street of the beautiful town of Cowbridge. This quaint market town boasts some fabulous boutique shops, lingering walks around the Roman wall and some of the most beautiful town houses.
Cowbridge is a vibrant market town in the Vale of Glamorgan. The boutique shops on the High Street have earned the town the nickname “Bond Street of South Wales”.
The surrounding area is rural, with numerous interesting places to visit: Physic Garden, Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans, Castell Coch, Dyffryn Gardens and many more. For the golf fanatic, the Vale of Glamorgan boasts numerous parkland courses with links courses at Royal Porthcawl and Southern, both within easy reach. You may fancy a walk along part of the Wales Coastal Path, boasting some of the finest beaches of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast or nearby Gower, Devon is visible from the local cliff tops!