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Pennard Castle

Southgate, Swansea, Wales
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You Need To Walk, But It's Worth It.

You have to walk to get to the castle as there is no access by road, but it's definitely worth it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Coimbra, Portugal
Worth the walk up the hill

A delightful piece of history at a dramatic location, perched on the hill overlooking the stream at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Southgate, Swansea, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to walk to get to the castle as there is no access by road, but it's definitely worth it. There is not that much left of the castle as due to its location, shifting sands and weather erosion have caused much of it...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful piece of history at a dramatic location, perched on the hill overlooking the stream at Three Cliffs Bay Interesting view, several walls intact and partial rooms. No history on site, just left to the elements. Nice views and gently meandering path down to...More

Thank lovenewplacesBath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pennard is a beautiful place, but a bit inaccessible, so if you like walking, [not too difficult], then it's worth going over the Downs.

Thank Gaynor S
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Played this hidden gem last month while in Wales...incredible piece of land ...great vistas ...wonderful holes and great membership to have a pint with!......Pub and food are top and they will stay open as long as you have a half a pint in front of...More

Thank drewseibert
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Deep in the fabulous Gower close to Swansea but well worth the walk -either from the road east/west to the north and walk south towards a bay with golden sands/dunes and Pennard castle up a steep climb to your left, OR park at/close to the...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed July 10, 2017

On A4118 go to Shepherd's Parkmill (it's a little store with meat pies and ice cream). There's a small parking lot our front and you pay a couple pounds in the store to park there for a while. There's a trail head right across the...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed July 8, 2017

My friend and I decided to have a look at the ruins to take some photos. Because it's on the coast there are lovely landscape views of the coastline as well . Well worth a visit.

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

A ruined castle on Pennard golf course, there is a great view of it visible the hill top from 3 Cliffs beach. The castle isn't that impressive but what is - is to stand by it an gaze over 3 Cliffs Bay - an absolutely...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Quiet weekday evening up here walking the dog, lovely views, flat walk and parking nearby. So lucky to have such a treat nearby.

Thank Laura1186424
Reviewed May 1, 2017

The Castle is located on the top of the hill and you won’t miss it if you are heading to Three Cliffs Bay. May be it was the weather but I wasn’t impressed with it. It’s not really been looked after and more attention should...More

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March 5, 2017|
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Response from traveller_constant | Reviewed this property |
Its a ruin so entry is free& uncontrolled and it's always open - on a public footpath so dogs welcome, but I think dogs might not be permitted on the beach below in the summer months so do check. Might just be the beaches... More