Oystermouth Castle, Swansea

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  • August 20, 2017
    This is a lovely little castle in The Mumbles and worth a visit. It is clean with walls to walk around and great views across Swansea Bay.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A really lovely refurbishment of this 1000 year old castle. Enchanting history, beautiful setting and overlooking Swansea Bay. Is quite small and the kids can play all over it, but be careful not to s...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Located at the end of a cul-de-sac the castle and its grounds are definitely worth a visit. I suggest exploring the castle (there is a small charge) and then sit on the grass bank opposite and enjoy a...  more »
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  • Visited the castle two times. Single adult ticket, 3.50 pounds. Good parking around. Commanding views or Swansea bay. Very interesting. Good for families. But, due climbing up, within the castle, not for the very little one. Very recommended.
  • 48. Forty Eight years I have lived in Swansea, and 6 days ago it was really sunny so we went to mumbles castle. I honestly can't get over the sheer scale of the castle hiding in the small town of mumbles. Mumbles has always been amazing but now it's spectacular. Massive grounds for picnics, amazing views and a real feel of the castle. You can really have a glimpse back in time. I highly recommend it but parking is a nightmare. £3.50 adult I'm not sure on kids. Volunteers help run the castle called "friends of the castle" and a lovely young lady who works for swansea tourism is really helpful and pleasant.
  • One of the most accessible, interesting castles I've been to. Walk all around and inside: tunnels, ancient chapels with glass refitted walkways, and pretty well preserved. Absolutely brilliant value in our opinion!
  • Loads of history, lots of passageways and rooms to explore, and has the added bonus of historical reenactments and displays created by enthusiastic volunteers.
  • Lovely place. Views are truly spectacular and breathtaking. We had a great time with family and friends.

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