Beach at Ogmore by Sea
Photo: Bridgend County Borough Council
village boasts stunning coastal views, caves,
rock pools and a series of stepping stones.
Ogmore Castle was built in about 1162 to
protect the mouth of the River Ewenny and
quickly became one of the most significant
strongholds in the region.
The Normans considered the area so dangerous that even Ewenny Priory was built as a fortress. A local legend claims King Arthur fought his last battle nearby and after being fatally wounded was laid to rest in a cave in Coed y Mwstwr forest.