Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle (Welsh: Castell Ogwr) is a Grade I listed castle ruin situated on the south bank of the River Ewenny and the east bank of the River Ogmore. Ogmore was one of three castles built in the area in the early 12th century, the others being Coity Castle and Newcastle Castle. It was in use until the 19th century for a range of purposes, including a court of justice and a prison. It is managed by Cadw.


The castle is reputedly haunted by a White Lady, and according to local folklore she may be watching over some unclaimed treasure.



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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Ogmore-by-Sea (Welsh: Aberogwr, meaning "Mouth of the River Ogmore") is a seaside village in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

Ogmore-by-Sea is about 3 miles south of Bridgend and about 20 miles west of Cardiff.

Pictured is Ogmore Castle courtesy of Ewan Topping. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.