Llanblethian Castle - Castell Llanblethian

St Quentin's Castle

Castell Llanblethian (also known as Castell Sain Quentin Llanfleiddan and St Quentin’s Castle) is a Norman castle thought to be have been mainly built in the early fourteenth-century by Gilbert de Clare who died in 1314. The present structure is on the site of an earlier castle that was probably built by Herbert de St Quentin at the beginning of the twelfth century. It is particularly noted for a large twin towered gatehouse with gothic style arched doorways. On either side of the gateway are vaulted rooms. Remains of a large courtyard castle and a curtain wall can be seen as well as a small tower.

It is an interesting place to visit with views over the town of Cowbridge (Welsh: Y Bont-faen) , the village of Llanblethian and the River Thaw (Welsh: Afon Ddawan). The site is in Llanblethian, Cowbridge off the A48 west of Cardiff towards Bridgend. Admission is free.


Llanblethian Castle
Castell Sain Quentin
St Quentin's Castle
Castell Sain Quentin Llanfleiddan
Castell Llanblethian

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