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Merthyr Mawr Town Information

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Thatched Cottage in Merthyr Mawr - Photo © Bridgend County Borough Council
Thatched Cottage in Merthyr Mawr
Photo: Bridgend County Borough Council
An idyllic village with thatched buildings and a village green, Merthyr Mawr boasts the mysterious 15th century fortified mansion of Candleston Castle near the dunes of Merthyr Mawr Warren, once the largest sand dune complex in Britain and now an important wildlife habitat. Parts of the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ were filmed here.

At the entrance to the village is the 15th century 'Dipping Bridge' containing holes in the parapets where farmers once pushed sheep into the River Ogmore for a cleansing dip.