Ogmore Castle
Ogmore Castle
4.5

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Jane W
Norfolk, VA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It was a perfect fall afternoon to wander among the ruins of Ogmore Castle. Great photo opportunities, next to a riding school so there are horses in the fields next to the castle which is lovely.
Written March 13, 2024
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Suzhereford24
Hereford, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lovely chilling place. The children, not ours, looked as though they were having a great time. Free entry. Tranquil place.
Written October 22, 2023
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited Ogmore castle on a wet midweek day in August. We were looking for somewhere to take the grandchildren and opted for three castles namely Candleston, Ogmore & Coity. The castle is the remains of a 12th century fortification and is to be found guarding the Ewenny River off the B4524 ‘Ogmore Road’. We drove here and there is a small (free) car park here, though note that it is reached via short unmade and steep road.
The castle itself is an open ruin and admission is free. The ruins are reasonably large and the children enjoyed climbing and running around the stone walls and though the door arches. The keen student of castles can pick out some former defensive features including the moat, curtain wall and gatehouse.
If you like photography there are some good opportunities here, we took pictures of the ruins showing the textures in the stone and old carvings around window and door frames and also tried some black & white photography.
We spent about an hour here and then explored the riverfront with its stepping stones. On the day of our visit the water level was too high to safely negotiate the stepping stones though we did return on another day to cross them. Our scoring reflects the castle as a stand-alone attraction.
Written September 25, 2023
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HC
Portsmouth, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were on our way to the beach at Ogmore and stopped on the way past. It was a wet day and we were the only people there. Very interesting to walk round the ruins and to read the signage relating to the history. The river was high so didn’t attempt the stepping stones! Road down to the parking area was a bit bumpy with pot holes but we managed to avoid them. Worth a visit if in the area.
Written September 23, 2023
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F033 💕
United Kingdom83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Visited Ogmore Castle and we weren't disappointed in the slightest! It was very scenic but it was a shame we couldn't cross the stepping stones due to the water level 🥺

It was a really beautiful area and there was a small amount of parking down the narrow road. I was glad we visited and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone! 🏰
Written May 31, 2023
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GGSM81
Bristol, UK332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Enjoyable visit to the castle. There are ruins left which are great to explore and for kids to run around. The highlight did have to be the stepping stones over the river behind the castle, but do go careful as they can be slippery.
Written August 3, 2022
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travellerkMidlands
Solihull, UK1,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We walked here from Ogmore-By-Sea and enjoyed walking across the famous stepping stones. It was amazing that the castle allowed free entrance. Easy to walk round and imagine the history.
Written June 18, 2022
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Melanie H
Cardiff, UK443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Another of wales castle ruins if you love history and castles this is a nice castle to visit very peaceful place.
Written May 22, 2022
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Blue
Hereford, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A small castle ruin that’s free…excellent for people who like that sort of thing. It’s quite cool. The kids like it.
Written April 24, 2022
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David W
Okehampton, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We hadn’t planned to visit the castle but there it was easily seen from the road. Drove down the lane and parked by the river. Great value to visit as it’s free! The castle area is beautifully kept, grass cut and maintained. There is sufficient information to provide a back drop to the castles history without going over the top and becoming a turn off. Really is well worth a visit and if the tide is out you might like to take the stepping stones to the other side of the river. We didn’t as I forgot her ladyships wellies! She hardly mentioned it at all!!! Oh and if the person who left their two empty cans of lemonade and a bag of dog faces on the ramparts is reading this maybe you might consider taking your hit home with you next time I have done it this time.
Written October 2, 2021
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