in Bridgend county borough of Wales, United Kingdom
- Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (Unesco heritage, 38 mi)
- Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (Unesco heritage, 103 mi)
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (Unesco heritage, 106 mi)
- Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (Unesco heritage, 112 mi)
- Earlswood Golf Club (Golf course, 10 mi)
- Fairwood Park Golf Club (Golf course, 16 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 51.517 and -3.700 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 51° 31' 0" and W -3° 42' 0"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Pound - GBP
- Spoken languages:
- English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 02:27 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Europe/London
- UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:53 am and 7:25 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -45.817 and 170.717 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Pyle in Bridgend county borough (Wales) with it's 13,701 citizens is a town in United Kingdom about 154 mi (or 247 km) west of London, the country's capital city.
Current time in Pyle is now 02:27 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Europe / London with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports near Pyle, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in United Kingdom is MOD St. Athan in a distance of 14 mi (or 22 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in United Kingdom is Blaenavon Industrial Landscape in a distance of 38 mi (or 62 km), North-East. Also, if you like playing golf, there are a few options in driving distance.
When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Cefn Cribwr, Merthyr Mawr, Bryn, Port Talbot and Bridgend. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 14°C / 57 °F
|Morning Temperature||13°C / 55 °F|
|Evening Temperature||16°C / 61 °F|
|Night Temperature||14°C / 57 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1027 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Wednesday, 18th of September 2019
14°C (57 °F)
15°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Thursday, 19th of September 2019
16°C (60 °F)
16°C (62 °F)
Sky is clear, clear sky.
Friday, 20th of September 2019
17°C (62 °F)
15°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
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Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club
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Turfmech CAT800 in use at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club
Turfmech's UK-manufactured CAT800 ride-on debris collector in use at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, Wales.
Fruity Bouquet Licensee Training - Training to open your own business in South Wales
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Surfboard mounted camera gets lost at sea
my camera gets washed off its surfboard strap mount and then goes on a trip back to the land before i find it (million to 1 chance)
Elvin Priestley at Trecco Park
Elvin Priestley appearing at Trecco Park holiday camp Porthcawl Wales To Book www.elvinpriestley.com.
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
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Fruity Bouquets Training - Training to License Your Own Business in Cardiff, Newport & Pontypridd
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Wedding with Fruity Bouquets - Displays and centrepieces for weddings in Bridgend, Swansea & Cardiff
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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Margam Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, located in the village of Margam, a suburb of modern Port Talbot in Wales.
Kenfig is a village and former borough in Bridgend, Wales. The borough contributed with other Glamorgan towns to sending a member of parliament to Westminster until the Reform Act of 1832. The municipal ceremonial mace is in the National Museum of Wales but a pewter copy is on view in a public house. The area was originally settled in the Bronze Age, while the later mediaeval town is now covered by the Kenfig Burrows sand dunes.
Tusker Rock is a rock in the Bristol Channel, situated about 2 miles west of Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend, Wales. It takes its name from Tuska the Viking, a Dane whose fellow Vikings semi-colonised the Vale of Glamorgan. It is fully visible only at low tide, and was formerly a notorious hazard for ships. On April 23, 1947 the SS Samtampa was wrecked nearby on Sker Point, leading to the loss of 39 officers and hands, plus eight of those of the crew of the Mumbles lifeboat while attempting a rescue.
Margam Castle is a large mansion house built in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales, for the Talbot family. It was built on a site which had been occupied for some 4000 years and from the 11th century was an abbey. The "castle" is actually a comfortable Victorian era country house, one of many "mock" or "revival" castles built in the 19th century during the Gothic Revival. It was commissioned by Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803–1890) and was constructed over a ten-year period from 1830 to 1840.
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
The Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl, Bridgend County Borough, Wales, was opened in 1932. It is well known for its octagonal dome and striking frontage. Originally intended as a Palm Court for hosting Tea Dances, Balls and Civic functions, the Pavilion is a very versatile venue. Construction of the Grand Pavilion commenced in the summer of 1931. The use of ferrocrete throughout meant that the construction was relatively quick and was complete by August 1932.
Margam Country Park
Margam Country Park is a country park estate in Britain, of around 850 acres (3.4 km²). It is situated in Margam, about 2 miles (3 km) from Port Talbot in south Wales it was once owned by the Mansel Talbot family and is now owned and administered by the local council, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
Nottage is a small village near Porthcawl in Bridgend County Borough, Wales.
Pyle railway station
Pyle railway station is a minor station in Pyle in Bridgend county borough, South Wales. The station is located at street level at Beach Road in Pyle. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by the Arriva Trains Wales Swanline Swansea to Cardiff Central regional train. These services are generally every 2 Hours during the day, with additional trains during the morning and evening peak.
SS Samtampa was a 7,219 ton steamship wrecked on Sker Point, off Porthcawl and Kenfig, Wales, in the Bristol Channel on 23 April 1947. At the time of the shipwreck, the Samtampa was operated by the Houlder Line. There were 47 fatalities in the incident, 39 from the ship and 8 volunteer crew of the Mumbles RNLI rescue team from the lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales who died attempting to save the crew of the Samtampa. The lifeboat had returned to base, but had been sent out a second time.
Margam TMD was a railway locomotive Traction Maintenance Depot situated in Port Talbot, South Wales. The depot code was MG, which has now been re-allocated to Margam Knuckle Yard service point. Built to replace the existing Margam Depot and for the co-development of the new Margam Knuckle Yard in 1960, it was a 2-road shed with full servicing facilities.
St Clare's School, Newton
St Clare's School is an coeducational independent school, located in the village of Newton, in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales. St. Clare's is a non-selective Independent School attended by puils aged 2 1/2 through to 18. The school provides preparatory, secondary and tertiary education leading to GCSE and A-level qualifications. Formerly a Roman Catholic school, it is now owned and operated by the Cognita Group.
Sker House is a historical building in Wales. Originally built as a monastic grange of the Cistercian order over 900 years ago, it is situated just outside of the village of Kenfig, near Bridgend. The house later became a residential property and has been involved in many of the disputes that the area has experienced. Many of the area's prominent historical figures have been residents.
Sker Point is a headland of South Wales between Port Talbot and Porthcawl. On April 23, 1947 the Samtampa, a liberty ship, was wrecked at Sker Point. Her crew of 39 perished and all eight volunteer crewmen of the Mumbles RNLI lifeboat were lost while attempting to rescue her. Sker Point is also the title of a song by the Welsh heavy metal band Triaxis.
Tir Iarll (meaning "Earl's Land" in English), is the traditional name of an area of Glamorgan, Wales, which has long had a particular resonance in Welsh culture. In medieval times Tir Iarll was a cwmwd covering the present-day parishes of Llangynwyd, Betws, Cynffig and Margam. It long preserved traditional customs, notably the Mari Lwyd or Grey Mare. The late medieval Welsh poets Rhys Brydydd, his son Rhisiart ap Rhys and brother (or son) Gwilym Tew all came from Tir Iarll.
Coney Beach Pleasure Park
Coney Beach Pleasure Park is a small amusement park in Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom, in operation since 1920. Throughout its history, the park's period of operation is from Easter weekend of each year up until the final weekend of October. Originally built to entertain American troops returning from World War I the park was named as a tribute to the famous New York amusement park on Coney Island.
The Eglwys Nunydd is a 260 acre supply reservoir in Margam, Wales originally constructed to provide water for the large steelworks at Margam and specifically for cooling water for the cold rolling mills at the eastern end of the works. Much of the water for the hot end of the plant is abstracted from the Rivers Afan and the Ffrwdwyllyt as they flow through the dock feeder. The lake supports a trout and coarse fishing. It is used for dinghy sailing.
Cornelly is a community in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales. In 2001, the population of the Cornelly ward was 5,982. The community includes two villages, North Cornelly and South Cornelly, and it is bisected by the A48 and M4. Sand dunes in the area conceal the walled town of Kenfig, founded in the 1120s and overwhelmed in the late 14th century. Another notable local feature is Sker House, a historic building which overlooks the dunes.
Margam Moors is a community of Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. Together with the community of Margam, it forms the Margam electoral ward. There were three inhabitants in Margam Moors at the 2001 census, and most of the area is open moorland with the central and northern areas occupied by Port Talbot Steelworks and Port Talbot Docks. The south west of the community is Margam Sands beach.
RAF Stormy Down
The former Royal Air Force Stormy Down, commonly known as RAF Stormy Down, was a World War II Royal Air Force airfield near Pyle, Bridgend (county borough) opened in 1940. It was an armament training school for the RAF then after they departed the French took the station over and later American forces were also stationed at 'Stormy'. Flying ceased in August 1944 due to the dangerous grass landing strip.
Kenfig Castle is a ruined castle in Bridgend County Borough in Wales that came to prominence after the Anglo-Norman invasion of Wales in the late eleventh century. An early reference to a castle at Kenfig can be found in 1080, when Iestyn ap Gwrgan was said to have refortified it, but probably this was a different structure to that raised alongside the town that developed there in the mid-twelfth century.
Kenfig Pool is a National Nature Reserve situated near Porthcawl, Bridgend. Wild storms and huge tides between the 13th and 15th centuries are mainly responsible for creating the Kenfig dunes near Porthcawl, as they threw vast quantities of sand up over the Glamorgan coast. This buried the nearby borough of Kenfig, and its castle, of which only the tower is still visible.
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is a golf club located to the north of Porthcawl and bordering the Bristol Channel, in Wales. The club has hosted many prestigious tournaments including The Amateur Championship on six occasions, the Walker Cup in 1995, the Curtis Cup in 1964, the British Masters in 1961, and European Tour event, the Welsh Golf Classic in the early 1980s.
St John the Baptist Church, Porthcawl
St John the Baptist Church, Porthcawl is a medieval church and Grade I listed building in Church Street, Newton, Porthcawl, Wales. St John the Baptist's Church was built probably in the 1180s and is mentioned in 1189. It was founded by the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem 800 years ago and originally built as a fortress. It was largely rebuilt in the 15th or early 16th centuries, although it retains some of the original building.
Steel Company of Wales Ground
Steel Company of Wales Ground is a cricket ground in Margam, Glamorgan. The ground was initially built and owned by the Steel Company of Wales for the workers at the nearby Port Talbot Steelworks. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1949, when Margam played Glamorgan Club and Ground. In 1953, Glamorgan played their first first-class match there against Ireland.
Margam Stones Museum
Margam Stones Museum is a small Victorian schoolhouse near Port Talbot, South Wales, which now provides a home for one of the most important collections of Celtic stone crosses in Britain. All originally found within the locality of Margam, and mostly assembled as a collection in the 19th century, they provide enduring testimony to a Welsh Christian culture between the 6th and 16th centuries. The striking Cross of Conbelin is the most celebrated example.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Pyle.
Pyle: M4 westbound at junction 37, Pyle (source)
Porthcawl: RNLI Porthcawl Lifeboat Station − Porthcawl Pier Fishing High Tide, Porthcawl (source)
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Saint Dom And The Sinful- Saint Dom And The Sinful
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Ghost Hunt @ Margam Castle
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Literature Searching- Neath Port Talbot Library
Starting at: 11:00 am (11:00).
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