Beaupre Castle

Beaupre Castle, Cowbridge: Hours, Address, Beaupre Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Beaupre Castle
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Mrs B
Cardiff, UK59 contributions
Still closed in 2012 due to Covid-19
Jun 2021 • Family
Shame it’s still closed - we parked up in lay-by and headed up the 3 fields to the castle such a peaceful walk too. Arrived to find it’s still closed due to Covid-19 which was a huge shame and understandable in the current circumstances. Headed back to the car and someone had put a sign right where we had recently climbed over the stone style stating it was closed it def wasn’t there before we climbed over as it was right where I had to climb over. Never mind we still enjoyed a nice walk all the same. Cadw website was conflicting too one page had open the other had closed can’t wait for it to be open again
Written July 25, 2021
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Kathryn B
Swansea, UK185 contributions
A fantastic little place
Mar 2020
It may seem daunting at first when you find out three fields have to be crossed to get here, but it is worth it. The walk here is part of the experience, as it gives you a feeling that you are the first to arrive in centuries, even though you're not. The most impressive feature of this building is the ornate porch. It is amazing to see such a beautifully crafted piece of stonework survive many years of neglect relatively intact. The rest of the fortified manor house is an interesting explore too, where you can see fireplaces, windows and surviving plasterwork scattered everywhere throughout the many rooms available to explore. The location allows you to be immersed into its world, making you appreciate every room you see. It's not quite a Caerphilly or Raglan Castle type attraction, but overall, a fantastic hidden gem worth seeing with a few spare hours.
Written March 8, 2020
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Nicolag1984
Pontypridd, UK37 contributions
Beautiful little treasure
Nov 2019
Well this is my second visit to Beaupre Castle now and it fascinates me every time. I didn't know what sort of building i was going to the first time i went. I got taken here by my uni mentor as he knows i love all this medieval and Tudor history.

It is a beautiful ruin, there is so much life in this building and so much to explore. I wish Cadw would think about doing sleep overs in the grounds as it would be such a pull for the castle especially as it is suppose to be haunted.

It has made me look more into the history of the house and the previous occupants. It is a great find and i will be going back again, in case i missed anything.
Written November 29, 2019
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maggie1966
Barry, UK1,249 contributions
Beautiful fortified house
Aug 2019 • Couples
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.
Written August 25, 2019
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BennyT
Cardiff, UK5 contributions
Beaupre
Feb 2019 • Couples
Large ruined house, nice scenic location, not too far from the road but parking for only 3 or 4 cars at most
Written February 20, 2019
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Dave
Barry, Wales, United Kingdom15 contributions
Great place for kids
Jun 2018 • Family
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 memories as myself.
Written January 6, 2019
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AlinaRC
Hertfordshire1,124 contributions
Atmospheric castle off the main tourist trail
Aug 2018 • Friends
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 family crest and with classical style columns. This is a unique feature and is the earliest know use of brick in South Wales. The castle is about 10 minutes walk from the lane, but we visited on a longer day walk that took in Cowbridge, St Hilary and St Quentin's castle. While you can see the outside at an time to see the interior you need to visit in the daytime - between 10-4.
Written October 21, 2018
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chrisgoodbourn1
Cardiff, UK5 contributions
Atmospheric ruin
Aug 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 see some proper maintenance going on even though this meant parts were out of bounds
Written August 29, 2018
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Cyberdyne_T-101
West Country79 contributions
Interesting, isolated place and worth seeking out
Apr 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 and it is free, and also requires a walk through some attractive country side to get there. It is not so easy to find as it is not signposted at all on the approach - you need to park in the small layby where there is a public footpath over a style and there may be a small sign pointing to it at this point (cannot recall for sure). Well worth making the effort if you're looking for an off the beaten track place to visit.
Written June 27, 2018
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Fiona F
420 contributions
A hidden gem
May 2018 • Couples
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 main building recently conserved by Cadw. Well worth the short walk, unbelievably a free site so no facilities.
Written May 7, 2018
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