The Beautiful, but Windy, Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle, or to give it it’s Welsh name- Castell Ogwr, is a 12th-century ruin near Bridgend in Glamorgan, South Wales. It sits on the banks of the River Ewenny but takes its name from the nearby River Ogmore.

It’s a blowy but very sunny day and the castle looks stunning.  There are pony trekkers crossing the river at the all-important ford heading for a ride on the beach at Ogmore By Sea.  Despite the cold, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this castle.

Construction of the castle is thought to have begun in 1106 prior to the Norman conquest. It was in use until the 19th century, latterly as a court of justice and a prison.