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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic House, free entry

Old Beaupre Castle

Old Beaupre Castle

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Details

Despite the name and its medieval origins, Old Beaupre is really more manor house than castle. Built in two stages, the older part was constructed around 1300 while a major renovation in the 16th century by the Bassett family produced some of its most impressive remaining features. These include the well-preserved three-storeyed gatehouse and striking porch, decorated with columns inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece and bearing the family’s heraldic crest carved in stone.

Designed to demonstrate Bassetts’ wealth and importance, these Tudor symbols of status give a revealing glimpse into how this grand property would have looked in its heyday.

Car park 250 metres from monument (approx. 3 cars). Visitors have to cross farm land (3 fields), climb over stone stile and two kissing gates.

Regional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

Address

St Hilary,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF71 7LT

Location

Directions

Plan route to Old Beaupre Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 009721  Lat: 51.43925 Long: -3.42606

M4 Junction 35 & A473 signed for Bridgend; A48 (signed for Port Talbot), B4265 (signed for Llantwit Major) to Ewenny, right onto the B4524 signed for Ogmore Castle and right at Ogmore.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Llantwit Major station

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed