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“An outstanding beauty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beaupre Castle

Beaupre Castle
St Athan Road, Cowbridge, Wales
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Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Cowbridge
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“An outstanding beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This not really an attraction, but it is attractive. Hidden in the lanes around Llanblethian, Cowbridge, South Wales, it is somewhat difficult to find as it stands on private land.
When you catch a glimpse of this magnificent building, it has a wow factor making you want to exlpore this majestic ruin. Sadly, as far as I am aware, visitors are not encouraged.
This is not advertised as an attraction, even locally, therefore there are no known facilities.

Visited April 2012
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Accessible across a field of friendly cows, this little castle, or rather fortified farmhouse, is a real gem and well worth the effort. It can be a bit muddy, but the atmospheric building makes it worthwhile.

Visited August 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This old Manor House is well worth a trek over the fields.
Wear your wellies.The house is but a shell but located on a good hilly site with views over rolling meadows. Don't be frightened of the sheep they're really quite friendly - once you get to know them !!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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“Beaupre Castle remains”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

What a great pity this piece of history has not been restored to its original and former glory. Beaupre Castel has the potential to be a great residence again with some capital investment and historical knowledge.

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Columbus, Ohio
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“Castle off the beaten track in south Wales”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

About 20 minutes southwest of Cardiff we found Old Beaupre Castle. The Renaissance porch in the courtyard is in very good shape and details are still visible. The scale of the grounds is interesting as it has more of a manor house for the wealthy family than a true castle. Large fireplaces and smaller rooms seem lived-in. The family added the exterior wall when the local peasants argued over the price of oats and a duel went wrong. The castle is back in a field down a public footpath from the road. A nice stop on the way to more well known ruins in south Wales.

Visited April 2012
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