Attractions & Activities

Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust

Ruperra Castle has played a big part in the history of South East Wales but is currently a ruin at risk of collapse.  Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust want to save Ruperra Castle and surrounding buildings and gardens by campaigning to secure them to use for community benefit, and to ensure a better future for our precious local heritage.

The castle is a unique example of a Jacobean Chivalric castle and was built in 1626 by Sir Thomas Morgan of Machen.

You can’t visit Ruperra Castle as it is privately owned and a dangerous ruin but there are several view points from public footpaths and suggested walks and maps.

The Iron Bridge Circular Walk is a 4.5km circular heritage trail that follows the footsteps of the Morgan family, who were connected to this area from the 15th Century.

The Rhymney River Circular Walk is a 14.5km (9 mile) circular walk around the mid valley area of the River Rhymney with short climbs through dappled woodland rewarding the walker with panoramic views of the valley floor and the archaeological heritage of the area.

Find out more about visiting the area and download maps of the walks:

Essential information

Coed Ruperra, Machen, Nr Draethen
NP10 8GG
Contact Name
Pat Jones-Jenkins
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CTA Member

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