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About the village

Located on the edge of a shallow valley in the Vale of Glamorgan, Colwinston was first settled in prehistoric times. It lies just off the 'Golden Mile' part of the Roman road to the west coast and has a 12th century Norman church. One of only three Thankful Villages in Wales after the First World War, it has the bizarre local New Years Day custom of Collyball and Agatha Christie was a regular visitor, basing her book The Hollow on local folklore. Find out more...

Colwinston village
Colwinston - a Thankful Village

News & Events

Colwinston community noticeboard

Latest Village Newsletter

The 'Colwinston News & Views' newsletter has published over 250 editions and comes out most months - the latest edition is here

The village has an active facebook group for its residents, sharing news and updates from the Community Council, Village Hall and Oil Syndicate, village chatter and photos of events.

Residents can join here 

Sign for village Fete  (photo: Gemma Griffiths)


For photos of recent events and dates for future ones check out the Facebook Group or Village Newsletter

Clubs & Amenities

Village Hall

Village Hall

From the WI to the panto, there is usually a lot on at the village hall

Pub Sign

The Sycamore Tree

We are luck enough to have a great village pub - find out more or book a table

Village playground

School & Youth Groups

Find out more about the School, pre-school and life for our younger residents

Decorated park bench

Clubs & Activities

From the Philosophical Society to the Panto, the Cricket Club to the Cinema

Clapper Bridge

Community Council

Find out about projects, minutes and meetings for the public body that represents us

Sign to shop

Local Businesses

Information on the shop and links to local produce and other businesses based here

Artwork on Heol Pwll

Books on Colwinston

Amazing publications about the village's history and a snapshot of recent village life

Road sign

Useful info & links

Info and links on the church,  recycling, the Oil Syndicate and council services

Contact us

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