St Donats

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St Donats
Welsh: Sain Dunwyd
St.Donat’s Village, Vale of Glamorgan.jpg
St.Donat’s village
St Donats is located in Vale of Glamorgan
St Donats
St Donats
 St Donats shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
Principal area Vale of Glamorgan
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CF
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Vale of Glamorgan
Welsh Assembly Vale of Glamorgan
List of places
Vale of Glamorgan

Coordinates: 51°24′21″N 3°31′50″W / 51.4057°N 3.5306°W / 51.4057; -3.5306

St Donats (Welsh: Sain Dunwyd) is a village and community in the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales, located just west of the small town of Llantwit Major. The community includes the village of Marcross and the hamlets of Monknash and East and West Monkton. It is named after the 6th-century saint, Dunwyd, a friend of Saint Cadoc. It has a population of 686.[1]

Sea views from the castle
St Donat's Castle, now occupied by Atlantic College

St. Donat's church lies in a depression and is unremarkable from the exterior but contains Stradling monuments.

The village is internationally known as the location of the 12th century St Donat's Castle which is now an international boarding school occupied by Atlantic College, the first of fourteen United World Colleges. Within the castle grounds lies St Donat's Arts Centre.

Saint Donat (Sveti Donat, Saint Donatus) (second half of 8th century - Zadar, Croatia first half of 9th century) was Dalmatian bishop and a diplomat of city of Zadar.


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