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“a firm favourite”
Review of Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle
Ranked #27 of 121 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
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copenhagen
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“a firm favourite”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Take a stroll to the castle, sit and take in the view.
(If walking through the golf course watch out for balls)
That's all.

Visited July 2014
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Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
302 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Has to be Seen”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Walked across to the castle via the public footpath across the golf course and common, well marked so no problems, if you want to visit I would suggest parking on a side road next to the school and cross the road onto the common. Lovely views and on the way you will pass the old ww2 water tower, no disused, the views at and beyond the castle are amazing and easy to imagine the ships coming right up to the beach below, fantastic views from the castle itself or you can walk down the path and onto the beach itself, a little steep but sandy and safe. A stunningly beautiful place and with the blue skies and full sun of this weekend absolute magic.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Stunning position”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

What do you want of a castle? This ruin is indeed in a stunning position overlooking Three Cliffs Bay and beach, and the Pennard valley, but there is in fact little left of the castle and no explanatory boards about the building. Climb up to enjoy the view, but don't bother if you want to advance your understanding of castles.

Visited July 2014
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Swansea, Wales
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Highly recommended walk for a breath taking view!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pennard castle situated on the cliff tops alongside Pennard golf course has to be one of the most amazing views in the UK. There are many tracks to choose to get to the castle itself but I would recommend the golf course or sandy lane for anyone unable to do a bit of steep walking. Once you get to the castle the view of three cliffs is simply breath taking! highly recommended!

Visited July 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice view”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't go across the golf course as the players will shout at you (and a number of people have been injured by golf balls I'm told)
The castle is only a gatehouse and bits of wall really, but it does have a stunning view of the river valley below.

Visited June 2014
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