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Llantwit Major

Llantwit, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF61, Wales

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Llantwit Major is a treasure trove of history, natural beauty, and community spirit. The blend of its rich past, serene landscapes, and modern conveniences make it an idyllic location in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Llantwit Major, Wales


Early History


Llantwit Major, or Llanilltud Fawr in Welsh, holds a significant place in the annals of Welsh history. Located in the Vale of Glamorgan, it is one of the oldest settlements in Wales. The town's origins are steeped in the Christian heritage of Wales, with its roots stretching back to the founding of a monastery by Saint Illtud in around 500 AD. 


This establishment, the Collegiate Church of St Illtud, became one of Britain's foremost Christian learning centres during the Dark Ages. Today, remnants of its ancient past can be seen in its historic buildings, with sites such as the Galilee Chapel housing some of the most essential Celtic Christian stones in the UK.


Living in Llantwit Major


Residing in Llantwit Major offers a serene blend of coastal beauty and a touch of historic charm. The town has preserved much of its heritage, evident in the winding streets, traditional stone buildings, and the general ambience. The community is tight-knit and welcoming, with a palpable sense of belonging. Its proximity to the sea adds a tranquil dimension, making it a peaceful haven yet well-connected to bigger towns and cities.


Things to Do


Visit St. Illtud's Church: A historical gem with its ancient Galilee Chapel and remarkable collection of Celtic crosses.


Llantwit Major Beach: A beautiful pebbly beach perfect for walks, fossil hunting, and soaking in the sea views.


Walk the Heritage Coast Path: This trail offers breathtaking cliffs and sea views.


Explore Nash Point: These dramatic cliffs are crowned with an iconic lighthouse.


Local Shops and Eateries: Delve into local flavours at various pubs, cafes, and boutique shops.


Local Schools: Llantwit Major offers commendable educational institutions:


Llantwit Major School: Serving both primary and secondary students, it's a comprehensive community school.


St. Illtyd Primary School: A dedicated primary institution upholding educational excellence.


Local Area


Llantwit Major blends its historical architecture with more modern amenities. The town centre offers shops, eateries, and services catering to daily needs. Surrounding areas, including picturesque countryside and coastal paths, provide residents with diverse environments to explore and enjoy.




Rail: Llantwit Major Railway Station connects the town to Cardiff and Bridgend, making commuting and travel convenient.


Road: The town is well-connected by road, with easy access to major routes leading to Cardiff and the M4 motorway.


Buses: Regular bus services operate, linking Llantwit Major to neighbouring towns and villages.


RE/MAX Estate Agents Barry in Llantwit Major


RE/MAX Estate Agents Barry, with their vast expertise in the property market, extends their services to Llantwit Major. Residents looking to navigate the property market – whether buying, selling, or seeking advice – can rely on RE/MAX's professional approach, deep understanding of the local market, and commitment to ensuring smooth transactions. Their presence in the Vale of Glamorgan positions them as invaluable partners in Llantwit Major's property-related endeavours.

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