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Castle:Weobley Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £2.40-£4

Weobley Castle

Weobley Castle

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Details

Your abiding memory of Weobley will be its dramatic location on the windswept coast of the Gower peninsula – overlooking marshes and mudflats with the wild Llwchwr estuary beyond.

This epic view must be the same today as it was 700 years ago when this fortified manor house was raised in stages by the wealthy de la Bere family, stewards to the lords of Gower.

Mostly they wanted to create an elegant family home in which to entertain high society guests. The grand hall, guest chambers with indoor latrines and the lord’s solar, or private withdrawing room, all suggest considerable splendour.

But the watchtower, military-style crenellated wall-tops and a south-west tower raised to battlement height show that these were still dangerous times. Luxury and defence had to go hand in hand.

Nevertheless it was a century later before Weobley suffered serious damage during the uprising of Owain Glyndwr in the early 15th century.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Parking. Gift Shop - (summer). Toilets. Exhibition. Guidebook available.

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
1 April - 31 October 2019 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
1 November 2019 - 31 March 2020 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices valid to March 2019
Adult - £4.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £11.60
Seniors £3.20
Students and children under 16 - £2.40
Children under 5 - Free

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Leason,
Llanrhidian,
Swansea,
SA3 1HB

Location

Directions

Plan route to Weobley Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 478926  Lat: 51.61237 Long: -4.19944

A4118 west from Swansea, right onto B4271 signed for Llanrhidian and left at junction with the B4295 (signed for Cheriton)and right where signed for the Castle. Or A484 south-west from Llanelli, right where signed for Gower/Gowerton, right onto B4295 (signed for Llanmorlais), past this village and continue on to Llanrhidian; straight on at junction with B4271 (signed for Cheriton), then right where signed for the Castle.
Bus 1km/0.6 miles Weobley, route No.16, Swansea-Weobley/Llangennith
Bike NCN Route No.4 (13km/8 miles)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Gowerton station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Parking. Gift Shop - (summer). Toilets. Exhibition. Guidebook available.