The most important early Christian settlement in
Wales was at Llantwit Major, where St Illtud founded a church and
religious school in around 500AD.
The imposing church of St Illtud now stands on this site and
contains a collection of Celtic crosses and carved stones, many of
which are older than the church itself.
The compact old town centre of Llantwit Major is a maze of
little lanes, narrow streets, old inns and historic
buildings. It's easy to explore on foot and you'll be amazed by the
town's past. Learn more about Llantwit Major's history. As you walk
around the town you can visit 13 historic sites that have been
with Blue Plaques.
The more modern Boverton Road area of the town, with a number of
other shops, is less than 200m away from the old centre. Also
within walking distance is Llantwit Major’s Cwm Colhugh beach,
which has some amazing cliff-top scenery. It is a great place to
start or finish a coastal walk on the Wales Coast Path, and is also
popular with surfers. Request a copy of our Llantwit
Major mini guide for further information about the town, and a
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