Merthyr Mawr is a picturesque village which can be reached from the A48, (pop along to here on your way to Porthcawl)
As you enter Merthyr Mawr turn left at the small village green, and after about 50yards you will find a small car park park near a small river bridge, cross over the bridge for a short walk to Ogmore castle.
Afterwards, stroll around the village, return to the car ,back to the green, and turn left down the lane to the main car park, (you may have to pay a car park charge) and in front of you there are lots of sand dunes, in fact it is the largest sand dune system in Europe !
Scenes from the film "Lawrence of Arabia" were shot at Merthyr Mawr.
Also you will find in the car park the ruins of the 15th century Candleston castle. If you are feeling energetic you can walk for miles over the dunes until you reach the sea ( great if you are training to join the foreign legion).
Dunes at Merthyr Mawr
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Near Merthyr Mawr is this 15th century bridge known locally as the "Dipping Bridge" 
Sheep were given their regular "dip"or wash by being pushed through the holes that can be seen in the side of the bridge,
Near the bridge once stood an inn, where, it has been said, travellers were murdered by the landlord.
When the inn was demolished in the early 20th century, the workmen discovered skeleton remains in the grounds of the inn.
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