About Cowbridge (Bridgend)
Our Charity Boutique is situated on Eastgate at the far end of the town and close to the offices of the local newspaper, The Cowbridge Gem.
Cowbridge is a small market town in the Vale of Glamorgan approximately 7 miles from Cardiff. It lies on the site of a Roman Settlement and alongside a Roman road. The town centre is still arranged on a medieval plan and is one of the few medieval walled towns in Wales. Today, substantial portions of the walls and the South gate are still standing. The Battle of Stalling Down was fought near Cowbridge between an English army serving King Henry IV and combined forces of French and Welsh soldiers under Owain Glyndwr in 1403.
Cowbridge has strong links with the rituals of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, as Iolo Morgannwg, the inventor of the present-day rituals, kept a bookshop on the High Street. The first meeting of the Gorsedd, an assembly of bards (poets) was held just outside the town in 1795.
Cowbridge is a busy bustling market town, home to many inns and lovely shops. We also have a Market Theatre which is very popular.
Our team at Cowbridge is a very loyal and friendly band of people. We have volunteers that range from 17 years to 75 years, with an ex Policeman, Doctor, teacher amongst them - to name a few. They each bring their own special talents to the shop and help make it as successful as it is.
Where to park
There are parking bays opposite the shop on Eastgate which allows parking for 1 hour.
Nearest rehoming centre