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Enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. It was fascinating to learn about the history in the video... read more

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Great little Castle

Well worth a visit. we turned up quite late in the day 3.30pm, we were welcomed by staff who gave... read more

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Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay. Come and explore parts of the castle that have been hidden away for centuries, and learn about the castle's exciting history. Features include...more
Castle Avenue off Newton Road | Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4BA, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. It was fascinating to learn about the history in the video at the start. There are stunning views from the top levels. We were given a sheet with information about each of the rooms/areas, but I would have...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I start this review I just want to say that I'm not a regular reviewer by any means. The castle itself is lovely... however I think we visited on an off day if I am honest. It was extremely hot to be fair. On...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mickeyfanatic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. we turned up quite late in the day 3.30pm, we were welcomed by staff who gave us a quick run-down & guide sheet & a recommended route around so we could get it all in before they shut at 5pm. Charming...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stunning castle is really a must if you are in the area, with is much history. Glad it was saved, and now needs to be maintained. Is only a very short walk from the town centre / sea front. Interesting video at the beginning...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much bigger than it looks from the outside. Interesting place with lots of history. Possibly not too good for disabled people as walk up very steep. Car parking very limited.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by to check out some local history and to see the local area. The views from the upper areas were well worth the £4 entrance fee. This castle is not somewhere to spend the whole day, but you can spend a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst staying in The Mumbles, we were a stone's throw away from the castle so decided pay a visit. We were met by one of the volunteers, had a brief overview then were shown the best route round. We decided to get a your guide,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GarryA_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved climbing in and around this ruin. The glass platform up in the chapel helps you to reach higher levels of the ruin. Do watch the intro video because it gives a good sense of the place. Lots of hidden passages. Very uneven steps...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met by a lovely gentleman who explained a little about it's history to us and my grandchildren taking time to explain to them .they were very amazed at the history of this place took us about an hour on s lovely day lots of steps...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a great little castle. Lots of history, passages and staircases to explore, lovely views over the bay. Do watch the 10 minute video first, really brings it to life. Which the uninspiring info boards around the castle do not. Come on Swansea council,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 4, 2019|
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Response from HannahG2513 | Property representative |
Standard entry is £4, Concessions £3 and a Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) is £11. Children under 5 are free. It is cash only at the moment - apologies for any inconvenience caused.
June 20, 2017|
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Response from leiafee | Property representative |
Hiya, Yes, dogs on leads are welcome. There are dogwaste bins in the main external grounds.
Emma W
August 25, 2016|
Response from Podder17 | Reviewed this property |
Access to the castle is via a made pathway that is rather steep just before you reach the entrance but there are no steps. However once you reach the entrance the is a short rather steep section to enter the castle and then... More