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image for Castle item typeWeobley Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £2.40-£4

Weobley Castle

Weobley Castle

Details

Today’s visitors to Weobley can admire one of the few surviving fortified manor houses in Wales. Weobley (pronounced web-lee) was the proud home of the de la Bere family until the 15th century. There aren’t many places left where you can stand at the same window as someone did half a millennium ago and witness the same unspoilt view. The vista from Weobley over the north Gower marshlands and mudflats is one such rare place.

The de la Beres were an elegant and refined family by all accounts. Domestic niceties incorporated into their manor house included a fine hall with fireplace, private rooms, sizeable guest chamber and numerous toilets, or ‘garderobes’, as they were known back then. The decorative windows are also well worth a peek. Their craftsmanship speaks volumes.

It was certainly a desirable residence and one which boasted a plethora of high society owners over the centuries, from Sir Rhys ap Thomas, ally of Henry VII, to the Herberts and the Mansels (who also owned nearby Oxwich Castle in south Gower). Each in turn put their stamp on the place. Sir Rhys is credited with adding a new two-storey porch block. However, when Rhys’s grandson was executed for treason during the rule of Henry VIII, Weobley was returned to the Crown.

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 April - 31 October 2018 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
1 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
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.