Fonmon Castle, built in 1180, is one of the few medieval castles which are still lived in as a home.
Situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, Fonmon combines centuries of history with convenience and accessibility. Just 25 minutes from Cardiff and the M4, it can be enjoyed alone or as part of a day out on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
Fonmon is one of few mediaeval castles still lived in as a home. Since it was built by the St. John family c1200, it has only changed hands once – quite an impressive feat! Castle open to the Public for guided tours April to September on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Opening times for individuals, families and groups of less than twelve on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between midday and 5pm, no need to book. Public guided tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm priced at £6. Access to garden and grounds is free, last entrance to garden at 4pm. Assistance dogs only allowed Visitors are welcomed by an experienced guide and the 45 minute tour walks through the fascinating history of the Castle, its families, architecture and interiors. The Fonmon gardens are an attraction in their own right for enthusiasts and amateurs alike and visitors are free to wander and explore. Group Tours For pre-booked groups, we can provide refreshments ranging from morning coffee and afternoon tea to lunches and dinners, all enjoyed in the Castles elegant Georgian interiors Venue Hire This unique heritage property is available as an exclusive wedding and party venue, corporate and team building location, visitor attraction and host for product launches and filming.
Exit junction 33 of the M4, onto the A4232 and A4050 (signposted Barry). Follow signs for Cardiff Airport A4226 and Llantwit Major B4265. Do not take first left (signposted Fonmon) but continue under bridge for 1 mile and take left turn signposted Rhoose and East Aberthaw. Continue up hill and before works traffic lights take left turn into Castle Road. The entrance to the castle is approximately 1/2 mile on the left.
Nearest station Barry is approximately 6 miles and Llantwit Major 6 miles. Contact National Rail Enquiries Tel: +44 (0)8457 484950. For general public transport information contact Traveline Cymru +44 (0)871 200 2233 www.traveline-cymru.info
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Vale of Glamorgan