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Time travelling at St Fagans National Museum

Llantrisant is perched within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, just over half an hour by car from the Welsh capital Cardiff. Make a beeline for St Fagans National Museum of History, a fascinating open-air museum charting the history of Wales from Celtic to contemporary. Kids will love the Explorer Packs, which make learning history fun and games. Bring a packed lunch and grab a grassy spot in the 100-acre grounds to soak it all in.

A warm Welsh welcome in Llantrisant's pubs

Llantrisant may be pint-sized, but there's no shortage of friendly, atmospheric boozers to enjoy a drink with locals. Start off at The Castell Mynach, with its roaring fire, before heading into the town centre via Cross Inn, a family run pub serving up excellent home-cooked British grub. Finish your night at the charming Cross Keys Hotel, with its 17th century interiors and live music at the weekend.

A mint day out

Tiny Llantrisant is home to The Royal Mint, housing a thousand years of history in the coin and medalmaking industry. Learn about Sir Isaac Newton's groundbreaking work while Master of the Royal Mint. Find out the secrets behind the 12-sided pound coin and watch the presses strike over 700 coins per minute. Planning a trip to Llantrisant? Travelodge Bridgend Pencoed Hotel is just a 20-minute drive away, and is conveniently placed for the M4, making getting around South Wales a breeze. Travelodge Cardiff M4 Hotel puts you within striking distance of the cultural delights on offer in the Welsh capital.