12th-Century Ogmore Castle- Is There Any Og at all?
(also, what is an Og?)
The last castle on this leg of our road trip is Ogmore Castle, a 12th-century ruin in South Wales. It sits on the banks of the River Ewenny and is generally a lovely place to visit.
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Hello people of the internet! And welcome to yet another episode of Something Vloggy looking at castles! This is castle number 4 in this particular series, and it is called Ogmore castle. Because what you need is more Og! And then the singing began! *Humming*
At Ogmore Castle
Here we are at Ogmore Castle. And it’s chilly. Considering the amount of sunlight- Yeah, it’s windy, and it is the chill factor of the wind. You can see the camera is sort of buffeting about a bit. Anyway we are here, we are going to have a look around this lovely lovely lovely Normal Castle and it’s lovely!
What Does the Castle Have?
This castle has a moat, it has ruined walls, it’s got a bridge, and it’s also got a Little River bit that people seem to be playing in and crossing. I think there’s a walk nearby.
It seems to be a good place for families to come because there are lots of them here, and they’re
playing about and all seem to be having a lovely time. And I’m gonna go and have a lovely time looking inside the ruin.
What Am I In?
You see me now in what looks like a little chapel or maybe a farmer’s building. But, it’s
quite nice and sheltered from the wind and lots of animals also shelter from the wind here because there’s poop everywhere.
A Bit of History
Ogmore Castle is a grade I listed ruin that sits on the south bank of the River Ewenny, a tributary of the Ogmore River. It began life sometime in the 12th- century as a ringwork – along with Coity Castle, which we saw last week, and Newcastle Castle, which we’ve yet to go to.
Today it is credited for having Glamorgan’s oldest Norman oblong keep and is also one of the oldest buildings in South Wales.
Willian De Londres
It was given to William de Londres, another of the fabled Knights of Glamorgan, in. William’s Butler is credited with defending the castle against the Welsh in Williams absence an act he was then knighted for.
About The Ruins
In the 13th-century a second story was added that housed accommodations, and then in the 14th-century a courthouse was built, but it was damaged in Owain Glyndŵr’s revolt and a new one was built in the 15th-century.
So that was Ogmore Castle: it was a bit short and sweet. I mean there’s not much to it, but it’s in a very pretty location I think.
There’s obviously a walk that goes through here, and there’s the beach nearby, so there’s plenty to do in the area.
Oh yeah, there’s loads here. Yeah, I like it. It’s a fascinating place; it’s obviously quite well looked after and I suspect a lot of that is because of the fact that they let sheep roam around. They seem to keep the grass nice and short, which is good.
We will be heading. It’s Windy, can you tell? That’s it from us here at Ogmore Castle, we will be heading off, won’t we?
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