Swansea Castle, Swansea

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Castle is an electoral ward and community in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK. Castle covers most of the heart of the City of Swansea. The community does not have its own community council.The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Swansea city centre, Brynmelin, Dyfatty, Greenhill, Maritime Quarter, parts of Mount Pleasant, Sandfields and Waun Wen in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea West. The ward borders the wards of St. Thomas to the east; Landore and Cwmbwrla to the north; Townhill and Uplands; and Swansea Bay to the south.For electoral purposes, Castle is divided into a number of polling districts: City Centre, Sandfields, George Street, Mount Pleasant, XE1 High Street, XE2 High Street, North Hill, Baptist Well, XH1 Brynmelin and XH2 Brynmelin. Castle returns 4 councillors to the local council.The Castle ward is a Communities First area.
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  • This cannot really be called a castle as all that is left basically is one wall. If you're shopping in Swansea City Centre you could take a rest in Castle Gardens and look at the wall from your bench....  more »
  • If you are passing Swansea, spend 5 minutes passing Swansea Castle "Ruins". Barely one wall remains surrounded by a skyscraper and other buildings.  more »
  • The Swansea Castle is a shame it's mostly in ruins the council should think about doing something with it IF they have the money. You can walk around it cost is free because only some of the wall are ...  more »

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