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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle


Substantial remains of a Norman stone-built castle, raised by the de Londres family. The initial earthwork castle was established by William de Londres, soon after 1100.

Idyllically situated beside the river Ewenny, the joining point of two major Welsh counties of Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan, the castle was built to guard a strategic fording point.

You can still cross the river via the stepping stones at low tide, but take care as the tide changes quickly and you might get stranded on the wrong side. there is a pathway that leads from the stones to Merthyw Mawr village and sand dunes.

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