Coity Castle – Home of Sir Payn “the Demon” de Turberville

Vaulted stone ceilings, a deep moat, and a Lord with the best nickname for a Lord you ever did hear!

All this and More at Coity Castle! This is a very impressive 12-century Welsh ruin nestled in the middle of a town called Coity, near Bridgend in South Wales.

Dryslwyn Castle – A Proper Welsh Castle

Dryslwyn Castle is a 13th-century castle, thought to be built by one of the Welsh princes of Deheubarth. It sits upon a hill overlooking the Twi Valley and commands some stunning views, even on a cold and rainy day such as this one.

It is one of the most important structures built by a Welsh chieftain still remaining. It is an excellent defensive position and is thought perhaps to have been a fortification in prehistoric times, although no evidence of this remains.