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image for Garden item typeEstate Gardens at Fonmon Castle

  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Garden, £6

Three acres of grounds

Three acres of grounds

Details

Creeping vines cover ancient stone walls & trimmed hedges border ornate beds & exquisitely manicured lawns. Shady fern groves and a number of remarkable trees, some of which are associated with personal stories of past castle inhabitants.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

The Castle is open to the Public from April to September. There is no need to book.
Public opening times for individuals, families and groups of less than twelve are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between midday and 5pm.
Public guided tours are at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Last entrance to the garden is at 4pm.

Prices

Access to the garden and grounds is free
Tours of the Castle are £6.00 for adults, children (under 12) free

Location

Directions

Plan route to Fonmon Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 047680  Lat: 51.40299 Long: -3.37140

Warning – Using SatNav to approach Fonmon can cause problems. We have a unique postcode which does not ‘link’ to a public highway. Hence you may be told ‘you have arrived’ when you are anywhere up to ½ mile away…..

From Junction 33 of the M4 follow A4232 towards Cardiff.
At the first major intersection take A4050 following signs to Cardiff Airport. (The A4050 becomes A4226 north of Barry.)
Bypass the airport to the north following A4226/B4265 towards Llantwit Major.
Do NOT take 1st left, which is signposted Fonmon (the village), but continue under bridge for another two thirds of a mile.
Follow brown tourism signs, firstly left towards Rhoose and East Aberthaw.
Then, 100 yards beyond the top of the small hill, turn left again into Castle Road.
Go over traffic lights and our lodges are at the end of Castle Road, with the gates on the left.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACCESS THE CASTLE VIA FONMON VILLAGE

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Rhoose station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesHigh chairs for children