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Castle Walk

The castle is a ruin but was just a short walk from our hotel and well worth the visit and by car... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike E
quick and easy

free to get in not much left of old castle interesting history but one visit wound be enough to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary D
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is a ruin but was just a short walk from our hotel and well worth the visit and by car we took a lovely scenic drive around the coast to Barry Island.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

free to get in not much left of old castle interesting history but one visit wound be enough to understand the history here .

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 23 August 2018

With 2 grandsons in tow, we visited several castle ruins in South Wales. This one was easy to find, but also not a lot to see. With ruins ( and free entry) the expectation should never be too high but this one ranks quite low...More

Thank ColinF1364
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This castle ruins are only a mile away from my house and I regularly go there for a walk. Entry is free during daytime. History of castle is written at entry. Pets needs to be on lead. There are no museum or curators or attendant....More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We were passing through and decided to drop in, as others have said on here around 20 mins is all you need and it’s free to get in. Sadly there are very few interpretation panels so it’s a bit of guess work to reconstruct the...More

Thank 6alanp
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I'm glad I went on the day when there were people dressed up and acting as medieval villagers. The day would have been boring otherwise for children. I loved it.

Thank jrainbow110
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Coity Castle often gets overlooked but it is SO beautiful! Lots of events here over the summer, free to visit, kid's park opposite and amazing history - Definitely worth a visit

Thank Bizkidd
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Coity Castle Bridgend The "Demons" Castle, Sir Payn de Turberville the Norman Knights lair. 585918926 Coity is Norman castle built in 1126 +or - a few year by Sir Payn "the Demon" de Turberville, one of the legendary Twelve Knights of Glamorgan supposed to have...More

Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Interesting ruins, it was quite a drive over from Merthyr over the top from Aberdare. Fortunately the main gates were open well past the advertised 4pm. The Latrine Tower is currently locked with no access up the spiral stairs which it appears has been possible...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Coity in in a lovely area lots of places to park. Another well preserved ruin by Cadw with a lot to look around. Big area and lots remaining, loved the history of this one, Ogmore and Newcastle. Free site so no facilities.

Thank Fiona F
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