Pencoed Castle

Newport, United Kingdom

The moat and round tower of Pencoed Castle may date from 1270 by Sir Richard de la More. It passed to the Morgans of Tredegar in the 15th century and a big new mansion on the east side and the gatehouse on the west side were built by Sir Thomas Morgan in c. 1490-1500. The gatehouse and corner tower are ruined and the mansion lies in a gutted and derelict state, though still with some flooring and the roof more or less intact.

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Founded: 1490-1500
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Tracy Matthews (10 months ago)
I’m sure this place is lovely to visit if you could actually visit. Just another historic property in private hands but you are met with a gate that warns you about being private property and no trespassing. This should not be on the tourist route of castles in the area. Too many of the castles of this area are on private land and thus inaccessible to the public.
Arthur N (16 months ago)
Not really designed for tourists and theres a lot of building work going on nearby as of January 2023 but it's an interesting castle to look at. A nice gatehouse is still mostly intact, there's some wall ruins, and what looks like a more recent stately home build behind it with the walls of the new house and old castle intersecting in places.
Debra Reader (2 years ago)
What a stunning place to have the Jubilee Beacon lighting. When renovated it will look awesome
Sandy Pennington (3 years ago)
Sat Nov took us here where we were met by a locked gate with a warning it's private property and that they have cctv on the property. We were gutted as were trying to visit all Welsh castles
Kelly Moore (3 years ago)
Absolutly beautiful place , a real lovely owner , and family
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