Civilization began a little before the Romans inhabited the area around 50 AD. Coity Castle was established here in the 9th Century.
Today, Bridgend is known for its riverfronts, history, castle ruins, renovations, and population growth.
People Born in Bridgend
Bridgend in People's Lives
Ian Watkins: I was imprisoned here, at HM Prison Parc, from 2012 - 2013, while undergoing my trial. I was transferred to another prison in Wakefield, England after my sentence began.