Llantrisant is a small historic town nestled on a hilltop and still boasts the remains of a 13th century castle. The town is also twinned with Crecy-en-Ponthieu in France owing to the pivotal role that the Llantrisant longbow men played in helping Edward, the Black Prince to victory at the Battle of Crecy. Llantrisant also hosts a charming collection of shops, restaurants and pubs set on cobbled streets that centre on the “Bull Ring”. The Bull Ring is a commercial square that was once used for bull-baiting. The Bull Right also showcases the statue of Dr William Price, a pioneer of cremation. There is an English speaking primary school and Welsh speaking primary school in the area as well as a sizeable leisure centre that can offer an exceptional choice in activities for local residents.
Talbot Green is a town that is located just north of Junction 34 of the M4 motorway and sits at southern end of the Ely Valley. Similarly to Pontyclun, Talbot Green is home to bustling high street that offers a range of independent shops, restaurants and bars whilst also plays home to two substantially sized retail parks. The town also has a number of offices and hotels and also hosts the Royal Glamorgan Hospital which is the principle hospital for the wider area. There is also an English language primary school that is located in the town which is called Tonysbuoriau Primary School.