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Castle:Newcastle (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

New Castle

New Castle


Along with its neighbours at Coity and Ogmore, Newcastle guarded the important river crossings which once controlled access into Glamorgan when much of this part of the country was under native Welsh control.

The original castle here was most likely a less sophisticated earthwork, with the remains standing today dating from a later building period of renovation in the 1180s. At that point, the castle was held by Henry II, and this royal connection probably explains why it is so well constructed.

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

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


Free entry




Newcastle Hill,
CF31 4JN


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Map reference: SS 902801  Lat: 51.50914 Long: -3.58354

The Castle is at end of small terraced cul de sac (The Square) off Newcastle Hill. Limited car parking directly outside. Parking in town centre involves steep 200m climb.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Bridgend station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed