Llantwit Major is situated on the Bristol Channel coast and is one of the four towns situated in the Vale of Glamorgan. The population was measured as over 9000 in the 2011 census and has definitely grown since then. Llantwit Major has been around for over 3000 years and has remnants of an Iron Age Fort on its beach today, as this area was inhabited by Romans for a few hundred years.
Despite its growth over the years, Llantwit Major has kept its historical charm with its narrow streets, winding roads and architectural housing. There are also a number is Inns that have been around since the 16th century and are still preserved and maintained today. The town is still small today and depends greatly on trade from towns further away. Most residents here travel to other areas for work such as Cardiff, Wales.
There are a number of well-known people that came from Llantwit major, such as rugby players and footballers, as well as the scientist Glyn Daniel, who also wrote the novel Welcome Death in 1954.