Bettws, Bridgend

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Welsh: Betws
Bettws is located in Bridgend
 Bettws shown within Bridgend
Population 2,400 
OS grid reference SS899867
Principal area Bridgend
Ceremonial county Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRIDGEND
Postcode district CF32 8
Dialling code 01656
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
Welsh Assembly Bridgend
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Coordinates: 51°34′08″N 3°35′20″W / 51.569°N 03.589°W / 51.569; -03.589

This article is about the place in Bridgend. For other places called Betws or Bettws see Bettws (disambiguation).

Bettws /ˈbɛts/, also spelled 'Betws', is a small ex-mining and farming village in the South Wales Valleys in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales. The population of Bettws is around 2,400 according to The Betws LIFE Centre.

Bryngarw Country Park is approximately one mile from the village, with a footpath leading there from the village. The village is around 3 miles away from Junction 36 on the M4 Motorway, and is located to the west of Llangeinor and to the north of Brynmenyn.


Bettws F.C. are based in the village, the club also run numerous youth teams, including the successful under 19's.


Almost all children aged 3–11 attend Betws Primary School. When pupils complete Key Stage Two, 91% of students attend Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen (formally Ynysawdre Comprehensive School and Ogmore School), with a minority attending Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd (they formally transferred to Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari) or Brynteg Comprehensive School. Many special need pupils go on to attend Ysgol Bryn Castell.


Betws Eco Lodge is situated in the heart of the village. It caters for groups and individuals in a Bunkhouse style. . The project is run by The Youth of Bettws, a local Charity for young people between the ages of 7 to 25 years old.

Bryngarw Country Park lies to the south.

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