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Oxwich Castle

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Great for Youngsters

A castle definitely in ruins, but a great place for playing with the 'kiddywinks.' 'Hide and seek... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2019
I’m torn about this one

I enjoyed walking the grounds and looking at all the ruins, but also thought there is not much to... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
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Oxwich is a grand Tudor house, built in courtyard style. Gower is a marvel. Heritage buffs and beach bums alike love this beautiful peninsula. In years gone by, the wealthy built wherever the view suited. The Mansel family chose a lovely spot on a...more
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Well worth visiting, fantastic views over Mumbles and well laid out for visitors. Some very interesting displays available.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Graham E
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

A lovely small castle overlooking Oxwich Bay. Very helpful member of staff. Small shop and hot drinks from machine available.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sian r
Reviewed April 22, 2019

These ruins are off the beaten track. There is plenty of free parking & spotlessly clean toilets. Also a good size shop which sells very nice ice cream, however there is not an awful lot to see here. We (when I say we I mean...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2019

A castle definitely in ruins, but a great place for playing with the 'kiddywinks.' 'Hide and seek' springs to mind, as it doesn't normally take that long to walk round these ruins, but equipped with a home=made sword oh what fun you can have, imagining...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ciderkiddo
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Lovely, interesting place to visit, hadn't been for many years and it's well worth a visit. Parking is easy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cardiffcolleen
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We walked from Oxwich Bay to the castle (beware there are a lot of steep steps up and down in the wooded area). Lovely castle with things for kids to do in the exhibition. Well prepared information boards, good shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

when you g to oxwich bay the castle is a nice place to g and see while you are down is the bay visiting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed walking the grounds and looking at all the ruins, but also thought there is not much to see there. Some areas were out of bounds, and others not well preserved. It had some simple activities prepared for children - like period costumes and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AMK1988
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Was surprised that I had to pay to enter this place (£4), as this sort of thing is usually free. It’s basically an old ruin with a couple of signs to read. There are much better castles in South Wales.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rhyd L
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Oxwich castle is slightly more recent than the medieval and Norman sites I normally go to, but it's a wonderful place with lots of character. It's not a huge place but I found the history interesting and the illustration panels brought the place to life....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carol R
March 22, 2017|
Response from cardiffcolleen | Reviewed this property |
Open most of the year on a daily basis as far as I know
Kelly P
March 4, 2016|
Response from Cadw W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. I am happy to confirm that dogs on leads are welcome at Oxwich Castle. You can find a list of all of our sites that welcome dogs on our website on the Planning Your Visit page in our Days Out... More