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Visitor notice

Due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors Coity Castle will be closed until further notice.

This is due to the impact of the new regulations alongside ongoing conservation works.

Until we're able to welcome you back, explore our Find a Place to Visit page to discover many of Cadw’s historic sites around Wales.

Overview

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.


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Directions

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