Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

OGMORE CASTLE


OGMORE CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The first wooden fortification and ringwork defence was built in the end of the 11th century to guard a crossing on the River Ogmore. By the middle of the 12th century a three storey keep was built and in 1210 a stone curtain wall as well as the hall were added. The castle was no longer in use by the early 17th century but part of the keep is still 40 feet high.

CADW, open to the public.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A4524, 2 miles south of Bridgend

 



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