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28-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Old Beaupre Castle is a ruined medieval fortified manor house located in the community of Llanfair, outside Cowbridge in Wales presently under the care of Cadw. It is known in historic documents under the names Beawpire, Bewerpere, Bewpyr and Y Bewpur.

Although called Old Beaupre Castle the structure is seen as a fortified manor house. The original house was an L-shaped building, now located within the inner courtyard, built circa 1300 and from this period until the 18th century it was owned by the Basset family. During the 16th century intensive remodeling was undertaken, started by Sir Rice Mansel, continued by William Basset and completed by William's son, Richard. This additional work added the impressive outer gatehouse, completed in 1586 and a storyed Renaissance porch, completed 1600, along with the buildings around the middle court.






Should look like this but was out of site due to conservation work...







and we stopped off in The Blue anchor in Aberthaw on the way home, A must see pub!!!

Thanks for looking :D

28-01-2011, 09:44 PM
Definitely a place I would visit. Castles FTW :thumb

28-01-2011, 11:10 PM
^^^ what the reverend says.

also just seems to be a certain something about a lot of laces in Wales .... I do like Wales :thumb

29-01-2011, 02:39 AM
Wales is deffo the place for ruins. I love this :thumb

29-01-2011, 03:06 AM
like it :thumb

30-01-2011, 11:03 AM

30-01-2011, 05:29 PM
I like this very much :smile

30-01-2011, 07:59 PM
This place is so similar to a Tudor Manor House here in Norfolk, it is called Baconsthorpe Castle and is well worth a look, I have done a report in the past here on the forum.
Well done, these places are so interesting :-)

31-01-2011, 07:03 PM
not a bad place to start, you could try Rupertera castle as well quite similar but worth a look

31-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Thanks Sinnerman, I have already done a report on Ruppera? Castle, just haven't posted it up on the site, I want to go back there soon and take some more pics! :D

31-01-2011, 07:26 PM
cool, its it just the castles that interest you or would something a little more lived in appeal

31-01-2011, 08:48 PM
TBH I'm interested in exploring anything! I cant get enough! I don't mind if its a castle, factory or a hospital! You can see my explores @ http://s1230.photobucket.com/home/astro-23. I'm always looking for new places in my area so watch this space! :D

01-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Well Boys Village in St Athans is a bit South Wales right of passage, its bit pasted its best now but probebrly still worth a stroll. And Mid Wales Hospital is another a little past its best but go see before its too late you'll regret it if you dont.

just had a look at your website and i live within sight of Coity Castle, if your around bridgend get your self down the 8X's.

Anyway good luck me may run into each other in a ruin one day seems were from the same area.

01-02-2011, 09:04 PM
haha another welsh boy?! I just checked out your post on the 8X, looks like its def worth a look, in fact i might have a little shifty on Thursday! Is it hard to get into? :D

01-02-2011, 09:23 PM
No its open but is muddy as hell and knee high in sludge/water wellys are a good idea.