Llantwit Major Tourism

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Llantwit Major (Welsh: Llanilltud Fawr) is a small coastal town and community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, lying on the Bristol Channel coast. It is one of four towns in the Vale of Glamorgan and the third largest by population (13,366 (2001)) after Barry and Penarth, and ahead of Cowbridge, which lies about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the northeast. The town centre of Llantwit Major lies about 9 miles (14 km) southeast of the centre of Bridgend, 10 miles (16 km) west of the centre of Barry, and about 15 miles (24 km) miles south-west of the centre of the Welsh capital of Cardiff. The town's name in Welsh, Llanilltud Fawr, is derived from the name of Saint Illtud, who came to the area from Brittany, Gaul. He founded the monastery of Illtud and the college attached to it, Cor Tewdws, which would grow into one of the most esteemed Christian colleges of the times. At peak it attracted over 2000 students, including princes and numerous eminent clergymen, some now revered as saints. Destroyed by the Vikings in 987, the monastery was rebuilt in 1111 and continued to be a centre of learning governed by Tewkesbury Abbey until it closed in 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The 13th-century St Illtyd's Church, built near the ancient monastery, today is a Grade I listed building and one of the oldest parish churches in Wales. The modern town of Llantwit developed rapidly in the 20th century to accommodate Royal Air Force personnel from the base built at nearby St Athan, but it retains its medieval cobbled streets and buildings of the 15th and 16th centuries. Llantwit Major railway station on the Vale of Glamorgan Line was reopened in June 2005. Collugh Beach is a popular surfing venue and has the remnants of an Iron Age fort and some of the finest examples of Jurassic-period fossils in Wales. The pebble beach and its dramatic clifftops are part of a 14 miles (23 km)-long coastline protected under the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, which stretches from Gileston in the east to Newton Point beyond Southerndown in the west.


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Facts and Stats for Llantwit Major*

  • Pollution Statistics in Llantwit Major

    Know the pollution level of Llantwit Major before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.08 (Low)
  • Llantwit Major: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Llantwit Major for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Llantwit Major.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.85 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.71 (Moderate)
  • Living in Llantwit Major - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Llantwit Major is 188.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.75 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.45 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.89 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.17 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.39 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.5 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Llantwit Major

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Llantwit Major

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.89 USD

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