Porthcawl Elvis Festival: What else can you do in Bridgend?

With over 100 performances across the weekend, Porthcawl Elvis Festival has plenty to keep you busy.

But if you do fancy a break away from the rock ‘n’ roll celebration, there are lots of other things to see and do in Bridgend. Swap your blue suede shoes for a spot of surfing perhaps or feel like the King himself at one of the county’s castles.

Here’s what else you can add to your itinerary:

Beaches

Make a beeline for the beach, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast has got some beauties that you can’t help falling in love with (ha, see what we did there?!). Try Rest Bay, it’s a golden sandy stretch that’s great for families and not too far from all of the Elvis action.

Surfing

And whilst you’re there, take to the water and have a go at surfing. Bridgend’s coast boasts some of the best breaks in Europe. Don’t worry, the top notch surf instructors will show you how to be a boardmaster.




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Castles

Well, it’s only fitting that you feel like a King. Be a bit of a heritage hunter and uncover local history at one of the county’s medieval fortresses.

Take a visit to Coity Castle – it’s completely free to go along and dates back to 1100.

Shopping

We can’t promise you’ll find that iconic jumpsuit in store, but you can still snap up a bargain at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. The retail hub has brilliant brands with heavy discounts… music to anyone’s ears.

Wales Coast Path

Swap your blue suede shoes for your walking boots and take on the Bridgend section of the coastal path. Covering 17 miles, you’ll get to see the Kenfig National Nature Reserve, Ogmore Castle and Sker House – it’s supposedly haunted.

Find out more on the Wales Coast Path website or get some inspiration with our walking guide.

Porthcawl Elvis Festival runs between September 26 and 28. Take a peek at picture perfect Presleys from past events for costume ideas.

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