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Swansea Castle

Castle Square, Swansea, Wales
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you cannot miss it

No, I'm serious. What's left of the castle, (because the name is not quite fitting as it should be... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Eleni K
Athens, Greece
via mobile
Not Worth A Visit

This cannot really be called a castle as all that is left basically is one wall. If you're... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Coimbra, Portugal
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good13%
  • Average35%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible8%
22 Nov 2017
“you cannot miss it”
31 Jul 2017
Castle Square, Swansea, Wales
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

No, I'm serious. What's left of the castle, (because the name is not quite fitting as it should be called castle-ruins), stands in the centre of the main market and very close the famous Wind Street, where you are most certainly going. It's nothing really,...More

Thank Eleni K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This cannot really be called a castle as all that is left basically is one wall. If you're shopping in Swansea City Centre you could take a rest in Castle Gardens and look at the wall from your bench. There is a sign giving a...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are passing Swansea, spend 5 minutes passing Swansea Castle "Ruins". Barely one wall remains surrounded by a skyscraper and other buildings.

1  Thank Joel W
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The Swansea Castle is a shame it's mostly in ruins the council should think about doing something with it IF they have the money. You can walk around it cost is free because only some of the wall are left.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The castle is almost completely destroyed. Not much more than a pile of stones remains. Only interesting to walk by if you are in town for shopping or other visits.

1  Thank Filfoon
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Worth a short 5-10 minute visit. Read the nearby plaques, then move on. The castle is in very poor condition. It is more of a dilapidated combination of walls. One cannot enter any building to view it.

2  Thank busdepollo
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It seems that the city planners don't know quite what to do with the (remains) of Swansea Castle - this is a very important historical site, which has been allowed to become an insignificant afterthought in what is the principle city open space. Even more...More

Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

There seems to be a reasonable amount of the castle there as ruins, but it is all essentially cordoned off from the public. Ok for taking a couple of photos, but you would think that the council would be able to do much more with...More

1  Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice for a photo opportunity but it just seems left to die. Some vandalism. Flowers arranged there but that's about it. Could be the focal point of the town but nobody seems to care. Very average

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Why is Swansea Castle not open to the public? Come on local council / CADW or whoever - you're missing a trick here - get it open to view!

Thank J Y
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