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Oystermouth Castle

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Oystermouth Castle

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Castle Avenue off Newton Road Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4BA Wales
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The mythical west Wales tour.
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The mythical west Wales tour.

On this tour you are accompanied by a historian with a deep passion and knowledge of Wales. You will learn some Welsh, sample traditional Welsh food and learn about the ancient history and culture of Wales. Gareth, your guide is a fluent Welsh speaker and he will give you an insight into Wales that wouldn't be available with a standard tour operator. <br>The area we will visit is dotted with quaint old towns and picturesque villages which seem untouched by time. The South West is the home of Pembrokeshire coast national park, and is an area renowned for the beauty of its beaches and coastline. For the lovers of castles there many to discover with Carreg Cennen, Pembroke and Kidwelly being three of the most impressive.<br>An example of a tour could be a visit to the wonderfully preserved Norman Castle at Pembroke, then lunch in the beautiful medieval port of Tenby followed by a stop off in Laugharne, the former home of the poet Dylan Thomas.
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Gaynor S wrote a review Aug 2020
Solihull, United Kingdom370 contributions118 helpful votes
Sitting high on the hill overlooking Mumbles, this castle is definitely worth walking to. There are some concrete paths, to gain access to the area, but actually around the castle, can be quite muddy. Some parts of the grounds are a bit steep and slippery. The outer walls are totally intact, but there isn't a great deal of the inner castle. There are sometimes festivities, battle enactments etc held in the grounds. There is no actual car park in the castle area, but you should be able to park on the road, that leads up to the castle, for one hour, free.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Franklin F wrote a review Aug 2020
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Very welcoming staff and lots to look at. We really love the 'double wall' where you can really feel that you are inside the castle. We visit every time we are in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kathryn B wrote a review Sep 2019
Swansea, United Kingdom163 contributions113 helpful votes
This castle has more to see than the outside suggests. There are a wide selection of rooms to explore, including cellars, the North and South keeps and the curtain wall walks which provide fantastic views of the Mumbles and beyond. There is even a glass bridge here, although it could do with daily cleaning, as we could not see through it that well. There is a small gift shop here with a guidebook and a few small items to buy. The barracks have cardboard figures which you can take photos putting your head in. I enjoyed learning about the history of this castle (including a visit by Edward I), discovering various defensive features (such as arrow loops and murder holes) and taking in the views of the surrounding area. The Meridian Tower is visible from here. The story of its restoration makes me wonder if the collapsing Penrice Castle could receive a similar treatment. Overall, a great attraction to visit while in the Mumbles.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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The Wild Pioneer. wrote a review Sep 2019
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I only saw the castle walking back to the car from the pier, we decided to check it out. What a great place four pound each for and adult... Well worth it just for the view from the battlements. Great little shop, knowledgable staff, with such a close personal interest in this amazing building loaded with history. Alinas Chapel was a true highlight with its glass Bridge on the third floor. Truely made our day, go spend an hour there followed by a visit to Cakes and Ales... Lovely cafe on the way back down to the beach.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Matthew P wrote a review Sep 2019
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Although this Castle has only been available to view as an attraction for a few years, I must say how well and sympathetically they have made access. Most areas are accessible and the views over the town from the ramparts are wonderful. Very reasonably priced and the video gives a good insight to the Families that have lived there. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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