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Town centres

Why not head into your nearest town centre and help support local businesses. With a mix of independent shops and traditional markets in both Bridgend and Maesteg, they’re the perfect place to pick up any last-minute gifts.

Don’t forget, free parking remains available at council-maintained car parks throughout the festive period:

  • The Rhiw, Bridgend (first three hours)
  • John Street car park, Porthcawl (between 12pm and 3pm)
  • Llynfi Road multistorey, Maesteg

Bridgend town centre

A market town since the 16th century, Bridgend has a lively mix of independent shops, cafés and high street names. In the traditional indoor market, you’ll find long established family businesses and new traders. 

Destination Restaurants

Bridgend town centre is home to a number of independent 'destination' restaurants offering a range of world cuisine.

Maesteg town centre

The shopping experience here is a friendly one. Experience the strong sense of community in the town centre, which is home to high street brands, independent shops and an outdoor market clustered around a new market square.

Porthcawl town centre

Just behind the seafront Esplanade, you’ll find an exciting range of independent shops and cafés, alongside high street brands.

Bridgend Market

This traditional market is home to a number of long-established family businesses and new traders. The Indoor Market is accessed through the Rhiw Shopping Centre.

Maesteg Market

Maesteg Market is an open air market in the town centre. Originally it was sited in the basement of the town hall in 1881 and stayed at that location for 137 years. 

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