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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

New Castle

New Castle


Dramatically positioned on its hill overlooking the River Ogmore and town of Bridgend, is Newcastle, dominating the surrounding area like a brooding giant.

The castle was first mentioned in 1106 and marked the western limits of Robert Fitzhamon’s conquests. The remains we see today; were erected about 1180s, possibly by King Henry II. The remains include parts of the curtain wall and two mural towers, but the best-preserved feature is the gateway, a fine specimen of Norman ornamental stonework. Grade II* listed building.

Accepts groups

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


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed