Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)

Substantial remains of a Norman stone-built castle, raised by the de Londres family. The initial earthwork castle was established by William de Londres, soon after 1100.

Ogmore Castle (Welsh: Castell Ogwr) is a Grade I listed castle ruin located near the village of Ogmore-by-Sea, south of the town of Bridgend in Glamorgan, South Wales. It is situated on the south bank of the River Ewenny and the east bank of the River Ogmore.

Its construction might have begun in 1106. Ogmore was one of three castles built in the area in the early 12th century, the others being Coity Castle and Newcastle Castle. It was in use until the 19th century for a range of purposes, including a court of justice and a prison, but is now a substantial set of remains and a local landmark.

Address

Ogmore Castle, St. Brides Major, Bridgend. CF32 0QP

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

These are the peak summer opening times.
Other times may vary. For full details please visit the CADW website.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January.

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