Connecting South Wales to Cardiff, as well as Bristol, Swindon and Manchester, Bridgend railway station is the fifth busiest station in the country; welcoming well over 1.5 million passengers through its doors every year.

Bridgend railway station was designed by legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened to the public in 1850. Today, the station and its unique pedestrian bridge are Grade II listed.

And if you do find yourself stopping at Bridgend railway station, you’ll find plenty of places to visit and things to do in the local area.

Just a short drive away from the station is the beautiful Bryngarw Country Park, which offers wonderful woodland walks and outdoor play areas for the kids. Or, if you fancy getting out to the coast, you could always head for the pebbled beaches of Dunraven Bay or the wonderful Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes.

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