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Oxwich Castle

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Address: Oxwich, Swansea SA3 1LS, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1792 390359
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We were staying quite close by so decided to take a look, we walked to the castle. Upon arriving we were greeted by a really nice lady in the shop. The cost of £3.50 each we felt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Coalville, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It IS a ruin! OK, don't expect much cover! That said, it's a really lovely ruin! It's not the romantic, covered in Ivy sort, it was all cleared away! It's amazing though to see how much was crammed into such a small space! The ruins are best seen from the other side (go through the main body and to the... More 

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Kent
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying quite close by so decided to take a look, we walked to the castle. Upon arriving we were greeted by a really nice lady in the shop. The cost of £3.50 each we felt for the entrance fee was a little expensive. After reading the information boards it was infact an Elizabethan mansion, so why it was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Recently visited and found the castle interesting and a nice place to wander around giving an insight into the past

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Earby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice place to look around but won't take too long as there is not that much to keep you there. Worth a visit.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Not a standard Welsh castle, more a tudor buidling with just one wing still intact comprising reception / shop and activity room on ground floor and large subdivided room on first floor with option to dress up. Good information boards, but no views from castle as in woodland above Oxwich bay. Reasonable value, good for children's activities but would only... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

More of an early Tudor fortified Manor House, theses ruins are pretty extensive, with a lot of hints as to what would have been there originally. For example, the beautiful Tudor stone window - now literally stone, as the back of the window was blocked up some time ago - would have led into a grand hall with views over... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was an interesting detour for me, perhaps better suited to families than older people. It is easy to find, being a short walk from the main beach car park or having its own one which you can easily drive to. The grounds themselves are not that extensive, but it nevertheless still worth a visit as the displays detailing the... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This CADW property is free for English Heritage members of two years or more satnding, a nice extra for EH members visting Wales. It also has a free car park for visitors so unless you are going to Oxwich beach do not use the beach car park which is expensive for a short stay and a considerable walk away. it... More 

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Thank Colin079
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We could see the castle from our campsite and having woken each morning to it being part of that glorious view, we couldn't resist calling in on the way to Swansea on our last morning. It doesn't take long to see all it has to offer but it is lovely with an interesting history and if like us, you enoy... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was part castle ruin, and part old tudor mansion, a nice mix. In the mansion part there was a great activity for children in the form of dressing up in 'tudor' clothes, and they had some other exibits too, like beds and laid tables that showed how the rooms would have worked. I liked that the information boards showed... More 

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