A few days ago I met up with some old school friends from Cowbridge in the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge. I was early and had missed the earlier opportunity of a free meal in Cardiff so I decided to go for a bar meal while I waited for my friends. I decided to go for the Cajun Salmon from the daily specials menu. The meal was excellent – the salmon was cooked to perfection and the Cajun spices and sauce wasn’t too over the top. The meal cost close to £9. With a couple of pints of the Bear’s special real ale the evening went down a treat!!! Not so sure about the friends though. 🙂
I know from some of the other South Wales sites that I maintain, that people new to the area are often stuck for a good online map. I’m really into Google Maps at the moment so I’ve set up a page with an embedded South Wales map to help you along! You can find the South Wales map page here – https://www.south-wales.org/map-of-south-wales/
So you’re wondering what to do in South Wales?
Updated 9th June 2008: visit my Things to Do in South Wales page for even more ideas.
Here are a few of my ideas taken from my other site http://www.south-wales.info and updated.
If you’re looking for a hotel in South Wales I can thoroughly recommend the “Coed” near Bridgend. It’s run by a friend of mine so I’m a little biased, but it’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for a little comfort and piece and quiet.
It’s a country house hotel with 28 rooms in a great location – in the countryside but only 5 minutes from Bridgend and 5 minutes from the M4 motorway. It’s great for morning coffee as well – it feels quite luxurious sitting in the lounge area in the comfy chairs. A lot of my friends and colleagues rave about the place so don’t just take my word for it!
Have a look at their website for more information – http://www.coed-y-mwstwr.com/
So this is it, the first item on my new blog about South Wales. Having sold my previous site on South Wales tourism (http://www.south-wales.org.uk) to my new friend Bob it’s time to move on. Obviously I don’t want to replicate anything on my old site so the idea of this site is to post things that I find interesting about South Wales as I spend my time here. I’ve a big interest in photography so I expect to post a lot of pictures of South Wales and the surrounding area. I also expect to suggest the best pubs and restaurants that I discover as I still have a keen interest in this topic!
Here’s my first photo taken earlier today – the River Ewenny at Merthyr Mawr. Much more picturesque than when it flows through nearby Bridgend!