The town’s name in Welsh, Llanilltud Fawr, is derived from the name of Saint Illtud who founded the monastery of Illtud and the attached college, which grew into the most esteemed Christian college of the time.
The compact old town centre is a maze of little lanes, narrow streets, old inns and historic buildings. These buildings include the imposing Church of St Illtud, Iron Age hill forts, a Roman villa, Tudor buildings and a medieval grange.
If that wasn’t enough then Llantwit Major is also connected to the lovely Collugh Beach – a popular surfing venue.
The beach is also one of the finest sites in Wales of fossils from the Jurassic period.