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Oystermouth Castle

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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A better preserved Castle than downtown Swansea Castle

We left Swansea city and drove to Oystermouth Castle as this was in the to do list. Much better and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Small castle, impressive views

We arrived in Mumbles on the Fri of the Aug Bank Hol weekend, knowing the weather wasn't going to... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Rebecca H
Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“swansea bay”(35 reviews)
“glass walkway”(11 reviews)
“worth a visit”(17 reviews)
Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay. Come and explore parts of the castle that have been hidden away for centuries, and learn about the castle's exciting history. Features include...more
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Castle Avenue off Newton Road | Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4BA, Wales
+44 1792 635458
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just to let people know that the castle was closed from 1st October to the spring. Wasted journey to Mumbles as the pier is closed also.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the castle but found it was closed for the winter, so be aware if you are travelling from afar. Grounds were well kept and very tidy so spent a little time walking around the outside.

Thank docmartin2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left Swansea city and drove to Oystermouth Castle as this was in the to do list. Much better and organised than the downtown Swansea Castle ruins. We did pay for the entrance fee which was about GBP10 for 3 adults and were given a...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Mumbles on the Fri of the Aug Bank Hol weekend, knowing the weather wasn't going to be great, so I'd planned on visiting the castle if we needed somewhere to keep our young daughters entertained for a couple of hours. The castle...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Affordable castle to visit. Mostly a ruin that you can walk and also go to upper floors to see. A nice mini room and signs to teach you the history. Great views for artists and photos. Some steps are narrow so be careful if you’ll...More

Thank Ewooty
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the visit to the castle. Crafts and video story were good. The castle is impressive and looks tough.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I am not very keen on castles generally but gave this one a go as it was near Mumbles pier. Thoroughly enjoyed by my 8 year old. Fair bit to explore and walk around.

Thank Archana S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Not the biggest of castles, but very interesting with all of the different chambers / rooms & the history behind it. Good views from the walls. Worth checking out.

Thank jordanrichard1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Visited here with my wife and 4 year old son at the beginning of August. A interesting place to explore with the kids and for any history buff. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Lots of places to explore inside the castle and lots of stairs to climb making it great fun for children as well as adults with vivid imaginations

Thank gav43
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20 June 2017|
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Response from leiafee | Property representative |
Hiya, Yes, dogs on leads are welcome. There are dogwaste bins in the main external grounds.
Emma W
25 August 2016|
Response from Podder17 | Reviewed this property |
Access to the castle is via a made pathway that is rather steep just before you reach the entrance but there are no steps. However once you reach the entrance the is a short rather steep section to enter the castle and then... More
25 August 2016|
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Response from leiafee | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome in the castle on leads. Please be mindful of the need to poop scoop :-)