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Loughor Castle

Lougher | Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales
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Windsor it is NOT but worth a stop to exercise the kids or dog & imagination!

The photo above is NOT the castle, rather the bridge over the estuary! There's practically nothing... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Kylish
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Coalville, United Kingdom
Hardly anything remaining

We live in Loughor. The castle has been neglected for centuries and only one tower now remains... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
GwynRoberts
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good23%
  • Average40%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
28 Oct 2016
“Windsor it is NOT but worth a stop to exercise the kids or dog & imagination!”
4 Sep 2016
“Hardly anything remaining”
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Lougher | Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The photo above is NOT the castle, rather the bridge over the estuary! There's practically nothing left but the shell of one tower but you can see the outline of the castle & it's good for excercising the imagination! Kids can run riot in relative...More

Thank Kylish
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We live in Loughor. The castle has been neglected for centuries and only one tower now remains. It's a sorry sight of a once great fort protecting the estuary. Worth a quick stop if you want to say that you've been there.

Thank GwynRoberts
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The castle is situated next to a main road and is accessible by foot. It has an interesting history but is not particularly well maintained.

Thank GorsJoe
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Loughor Castle was commissioned by the Earl of Warwick after the Welsh captured and burnt the previous wooden structure in 1151. The Castle today is a small ruin and can be visited at any time free of charge. Loughor or Leucarum as it was known...More

2  Thank richiehd
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nothing much there but a bit of ruin on a steep motte overlooking the river estuary and the north shore of the Gower but an interesting site for the informed and for those with half an hour to spare well worth the short climb coupled...More

Thank Aeschylus2014
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Been here many times. Our children love running up the hill to the castle and rolling back down the hill.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Not much to see or do but its worth a look and there is a nice view.Great little park down the road.Take the kids for a short walk and there is no entry fee.

1  Thank Chrisradioman
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This fort was important when it was built as it overlooks the Loughor Estuary. In addition, two other forts are within line of sight, and therefore it would have had quite a strategic importance in Roman times. Also, it would have been one of the...More

1  Thank GwynRoberts
Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

Its free and unrestricted. Very small, not much to see really. A pity somebody didn't buy it and restore it. It could do with an information board.

2  Thank Chrisradioman
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Not much to see but a decent motte if you are taking a group of kids up to see what one was like...in the Swansea area.Next to a park and with The Ship & Castle pub across the rd. for a decent meal.Also adjacent to...More

3  Thank silvasands
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