Our mid week ride was to Llantrisant [see Strava route] Normally its just a tea stop but this time I took a wander around the place. I've been coming here for years but have never taken the time to explore the town.
Its situated on a hill and was originally surrounded by common land, this bit has survived.
This is the stature of William Price a 19th Century doctor, druid and eccentric.
He was the pioneer of cremation as we know it today.
The Model House was the Workhouse and was built in the square in 1884, replacing the original workhouse built in 1784 which is now a row of cottages.
The square was also used for bull baiting.
The church and churchyard are the highest point of the town, with fine views over the Vale of Glamorgan.
Llantrisant still has a few pubs but wandering around you can see that in the past there were many more, a sign of how popular this town once was.