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Castle:Ogmore Castle (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle


Overlooking a picturesque river crossing still marked by a series of ancient stepping stones, Ogmore (along with Coity and Newcastle) is part of a trio of fortresses built to guard Glamorgan against attacks from the Welsh-held west. Beginning as a castle of earth and wood in the early 12th century, it was quickly fortified in stone before being further strengthened with a curtain wall in the early 13th century.

Unusually, the later additions have not obscured the castle’s earliest defensive features, with the banks and ditches built at Ogmore’s birth still clearly visible. Another original feature is the deep ditch around the inner ward, designed to fill with sea water at high tide.

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




St Brides Major,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF32 0QP


Plan route to Ogmore Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 881769  Lat: 51.48023 Long: -3.61180

In Ogmore off the B4524 between Ewenny and Ogmore-on-Sea.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3.5 miles from Bridgend station


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