Mid Glamorgan

Dunraven Bay

The coast around Southerndown and Dunraven Bay is dramatic and rocky. On the beach away from the rocks is the honeycomb reef that is home to the honeycomb worm who builds his home from sand. There are also other sandy creatures, sandmason worms, and lugworms. Read More...

 

Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle guards a major fording place into southern Wales, and sits on flat land rather than atop a ridge-crest where nature would have provided extra defense. From Ogmore and its sisters at Coity and Newcastle at Bridgend, Welsh access to this Norman lordship was effectively barred. The Normans made their claim to this area as early as 1116, when William de Londres established the first castle (a ringwork or motte) at the site. The surviving earthworks, encompassing an inner ward with a ditch that filled during high tide, may date to this original stronghold Read More...

 

St Donats Castle

St Donats Castle stands above the Bristol Channel in the south of the rich agricultural lands of the Vale.The castle is the longest continually inhabited castle in Wales. Read More...

 

The table of place names above is not an extensive list, and will be updated as I visit new places and take more photographs.