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Visitor notice

Coity Castle and grounds will be closed from 5 October to 16 November 2020.

Since work resumed at Coity Castle on 15 June 2020 we have been busy designing scaffolding, preparing schedules, examining mortar samples and checking specifications. We’re pleased to announce that active work will resume on the site from 5 October when the scaffolding for the works will be built. To keep the public safe the site will be closed from 5 October–16 November.

For more information please email cadw@gov.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).