St Donats

Not to be confused with Welsh St Donats near Cowbridge
St Donats
Welsh: Sain Dunwyd

St.Donat’s village
St Donats
 St Donats shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population 732 (2011)[1]
Principal areaVale of Glamorgan
Ceremonial countySouth Glamorgan
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Llantwit Major
Postcode district CF61
Dialling code 01446
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK ParliamentVale of Glamorgan
Welsh AssemblyVale 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.[2]

St. Donat's church lies in a depression and is unremarkable from the exterior but contains Stradling family monuments in the Stradling chapel. It is a 12th-century Grade I listed building [3] with a Grade I listed medieval cross in the churchyard.[4]

St Donat's Castle, now occupied by Atlantic College

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 sixteen United World Colleges. Within the castle grounds lies St Donat's Arts Centre.

Sea views from the castle

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.


  1. "Community population 2011". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. Census 2001
  3. "Church of St Donat, St Donats". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. "Medieval Cross and associated Slab in the Churchyard of the Church of St Donat, St Donats". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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