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Visitor Notice

The castle is currently undergoing a major conservation project to ensure the site continues to stand proudly in the centre of Coity village.

During the project, we are working hard to keep the castle open to visitors to experience first-hand the conservation work as it progresses.

During this time, there will be restricted access to significant parts of the castle as we continue to prioritise visitor safety. Thank you for your patience and support, if you would like to know more about the project – please read our news updates.


Romantic ruined castle, a storyboard in stone

Originally founded in the early 12th century, Coity’s remains are a centuries-spanning jumble of architectural styles that reflect its lengthy occupation. Begun as an earthwork castle around AD 1100, the stone keep and curtain wall were late 12th-century additions.

Major rebuilding took place in the 14th century and again in the 15th, after Owain Glyndŵr laid siege to the castle during his uprising against English rule. Further modifications were made in the early 16th century, including the addition of a third floor.

Though the castle is now a ruin, remaining features from each era shed light on its long and storied life.

Opening times

Daily 10am–4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


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Coity, 2m (3.2km) NE of Bridgend, off A4061.
Bridgend 2m (3.2km).