From Saturday 27 March — this monument is open and free to visit for residents within Wales with no pre-booking required. Check our opening times and facilities below; please act responsibly and be respectful of the local area during your visit. Please adhere to Welsh Government social distancing guidelines and coronavirus restrictions at all times and do not attempt to access enclosed spaces.
A well-preserved moat protecting a vanished manor
Some things look better from a vantage point up, up and away than from the ground. Hen Gwrt is surely one. If you could view it from above, you’d see with definitive clarity the neat, square outline of what was probably a medieval manorial site. The manor has long gone, but its square-sided moat remains, surprising well preserved.
Hen Gwrt (‘The Old Court’) probably belonged to the bishops of Llandaff in the 13th and 14th centuries, and was later used as a hunting lodge.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.