History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Candleston stands at the eastern edge of what is now Europe's largest sand dune system. The castle had scarcely been built before the surrounding area began to be submerged by coastal sands. The castle itself was saved from immersion under the sand by dint of its elevated position, but the surrounding area was largely covered, leading to the eventually abandonment of Candleston.
Less than a mile away across the River Ogmore are the substantial remains of Ogmore Castle.
About Candleston Castle
Address: Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: Off the A48
OS: SS871 771
Photo Credit: eswales, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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