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Beaupre Castle

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Beautiful fortified house

Off the beaten track. Beaupre lies within farming land so need to cross couple field to get there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Penarth, United Kingdom
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Great place for kids

I always have fond memories of this place as a kid and the places you can explore. We trekked... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Sharon B
Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten track. Beaupre lies within farming land so need to cross couple field to get there. No dogs allowed due to livestock. Free to enter. Maintained by CADW. Stunning views over the valley.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank maggie1966
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Large ruined house, nice scenic location, not too far from the road but parking for only 3 or 4 cars at most

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

I always have fond memories of this place as a kid and the places you can explore. We trekked through the fields from the main road which was a bit scary with the cows. My boy loved it and sure he will have the same...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The castle is in a lovely setting in a valley close to a small river. As you approach, it seems rather plain and forbidding with few windows or signs of decoration. All this changes on the inside with a wonderful Tudor porch, carved with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed August 29, 2018

used to cycle here as a boy and came back last week some 40 years later. Lovely old place with good views. Very limited parking and a 10 minute strol across fields reveal this hidden gem of a fortified Manor House. It was good to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Have visited Beaupre Castle 2 or 3 times. It is a very interesting fortified manor house in an out of the way location so is never going to be overrun with visitors to say the least. There is a fair bit to see and enjoy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Cyberdyne_T-101
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Old Beaupre Castle is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere, you have to park in a small layby and walk through fields, there were cows when we visited but they were fine. The castle is atmospheric with a beautiful porch front into the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank FionaF286
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

A bit of a ruin, but plenty to explore. Numerous information plaques to help get a sense of the history of the place. Visited twice and been the only visitors on both occasions, worth the short walk across a couple of fields to get there.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Giant1985
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Only a small, lovely trek required to get to this incredible hidden gem. I cannot emphasise how wonderful this castle is, especially the carved Renaissance porch. Loved it.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Natalie H
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Well preserved castle lots of history, short walk to get there. Also need to negotiate some narrow roads

Date of experience: August 2017
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Debra J
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Giant1985 | Reviewed this property |
apologies. have just realised my previous answer relates to nearby St Quentin's as opposed to Old Beaupre. I am not aware of parking as I have accessed via public footpath through a field. my sincere apologies if my previous... More