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Address: St Athan Road, Cowbridge, Wales
10:00 - 16:00
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As I had read the reviews below I actually found it easy to find! (Thanks Trippie!) A nice walk across fields to find, as said below about an hour in total. Don't go in the rain... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Emma J
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

As I had read the reviews below I actually found it easy to find! (Thanks Trippie!) A nice walk across fields to find, as said below about an hour in total. Don't go in the rain (it's totally exposed to the elements) or any icy conditions as the roads to get here are awful. However, take the dog, take children... More 

Thank Emma J
ebbw vale
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

called here after reading reviews was hard find and was made worse by fact that layby where you can park had JCB in it so went passed few times looking for somewhere else park couldn't find anywhere so went back layby asked JCB driver if ok park in remaining space he said yes I'm waiting for lorry to come so... More 

Thank EbbwValeTessie
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great Atmosphere wandering around these ruins. The Entrance Porch is wonderful. It screams a statement of power and wealth. If you had money in days gone by you could flaunt it, and this porch does that. A very interesting building one should study at your leisure. It is well worth doing research on its history before going and you will... More 

Thank Glyn J
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Sat nav does not take you directly here, you literally need to park up in a lay by next to the castle sign, that's if you can spot it. The castle is open to be public but on private land I believe, so no access for cars. You have to walk across 3 fields, jumping gates but that's all part... More 

Thank Ffiona W
Rhoose, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I have visited Beaupre Castle on several occasions mainly because of my interest in photographing historical sites. The first thing you will notice about this attraction is that it is isolated and quite difficult to reach. The only place to park a vehicle is on a very narrow country road approximately five hundred metres away across two fields. At least... More 

1 Thank AlanT041
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Well worth a visit, if you can find it! Typical of a ruined castle that has been lovingly restored; you can walk through the archways and see where the rooms had been, and imagine it as it must have been.

Thank SallyMabey
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Been to Cowbridge many times but I'd never heard of this place. The medieval part dates from around 1300AD with most of the rest added around 1600AD. It's really a manor house and not a castle, and was home to the Bassett family until they backed the wrong horse in the civil war. Their wealth declined over the next 200... More 

1 Thank Kelvin B
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

As previous reviews have mentioned the site is well hidden. The cows came to greet us but were soon encouraged to move away to let us pass. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. We live locally and were unaware this was here, it is very well kept, and certainly worth the walk through the fields.

1 Thank res55
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Fascinating old castle, partially restored with 'rooms' to explore over three 'floors.' have been taking the kids for treasure hunts there for years!

Thank Liz N
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Took a little finding and a gentle stroll across a couple of fields but it was well worth it. We had the benefit of good weather and were the only people there. It is not really a castle but the remains of an Elizabethan house. Kids had a great time exploring the ruins and there is a little bit of... More 

Thank mike m

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