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“Pennard Castle” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Pennard Castle
Ranked #28 of 119 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
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Wales, UK
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Pennard Castle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Litle remains of Pennard Castle. However, it is perched on the edge of Pennard Golf Course overlooking the wonderful Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich Bay. Park in Parkmill, up walk through the woods, stop at the castle remains for the breathtaking views and a sandwich before walking on down to Three Cliffs and Oxwich Bays. The castle is magnificent in the evening to watch the sunset.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Pennard Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Pennard Castle is situated on top of a cliff looking down into Pennard Valley with the river winding it's way to the sea. It is also next to the famous 3 cliffs The castle itself is a ruin, but the views are very beautiful

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Pennard Castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

The castle is almost non-existant but the views are to die for!

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“outstanding, breathtaking beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

This whole area is best explored in a circular route- a long walk but well worth it. Park at the roundabout at the end of Southgate village- there's a fantastic coffee shop there, then head to your right along the cliffs......a steep descent needs care & will take you to little Pobbles Beach. If the tide is out walk around the corner & you'll see the 3 Cliffs & the sweeping bay. If the tide is in, follow the little paths up over the cliffs and around.....they will take you around to the vast beach & river valley & onwards up to the castle itself- a ragged ruin with the most romantic views in Wales....the path will bring you alongside Pennard Golf course to your right- keep to & follow the footpath signs (& watch out for golfballs), and walk through the village back down to the coffee shop. I prefer the walk in reverse, personally- but this way you won't get lost! The views from the castle & as you walk along to 3 Cliffs are truely beautiful. There are wild ponies & cattle and often horse-riders galloping down into the sea. Many people go rock-climbing on the cliff face. Be aware there are no facilities or life guards......the sea can be dangerous because of strong riptides where the rivers runs into the sea...swimming is safer at Pobbles Beach to the left.

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“Lovely - just don't expect a tour.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2008

A romantically windswept ruin on the hill overlooking Three Cliffs Bay, crossed by several coastal footpaths.

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