Coity Castle - Castell Coety

Castell Coety (Coity Castell) has substantial remains. Mostly they are of the fourteenth century castle which was the result of the rebuilding of a twelfth century Norman ringwork castle. The remains are made up of an inner ward, keep, chapel, range and keep. The inner ward is bordered by a ditch and curtain wall with one side having the remains of a fifteenth century gatehouse. The site is located off the A4061 two miles northeast of Bridgend.

Our Visit

This prominently sited castle is very impressive and surrounded by a deep ditch. The remains are acknowledged to be of one of the finest Marcher castles in South Wales. It was under siege in the early fifteenth century at the time of Welsh freedom fighter Owain Glyndŵr's fight to liberate Wales from English rule. However, his forces failed to take the castle unlike many of the surrounding fortresses. The castle had been in decay since the seventeenth century, but is now under the management of Cadw (Welsh: to keep) the Welsh Heritage agency which ensures the upkeep and preservation of archaeological sites and  historical buildings. The castle has no admission charge and is open throughout the year (except 24,25 and 26 December) between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

Coity Castle - Castell Coety
Coity Castle - Castell Coety
Coity Castle - Castell Coety
Coity Castle - Castell Coety
Coity Castle - Castell Coety
Coity Castle - Castell Coety
Coity Castle - Castell Coety

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