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Oxwich Castle

Oxwich, Swansea SA3 1LS, Wales
+44 1792 390359
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Towering ruin

Just enough of this Elizabethan Manor House remains to allow you to use your imagination into what... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom

A Disappointing visit. A very small ruin, although nice. We were round it in 15mins. If you're... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suzy S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“tudor mansion” (3 reviews)
“east wing” (2 reviews)
Oxwich, Swansea SA3 1LS, Wales
+44 1792 390359
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just enough of this Elizabethan Manor House remains to allow you to use your imagination into what it must have been like 400 years ago. The east wing, with its towering walls, must have been some sight.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Disappointing visit. A very small ruin, although nice. We were round it in 15mins. If you're in the area, visit, but don't go out of your way.

Thank Suzy S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Although less than 20 miles from Swansea, it's a long drive because of the roads and traffic on the ever popular Gower peninsula. The entrance and car park is up a steep hill, and for non Cadw members the entry fee is £4. The ticket...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is unpretentious history! A small castle with a big past and it is gradually being brought back to life so visitors can enjoy the amazing tales it has to tell. We have been coming here for years and just love the simplicity of it....More

Thank FlightyFeline
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The entry fee of £4 is a little steep for such a small manor house, however I was delighted to visit somewhere that invites visitors to try out the beds and an assortment of period costumes rather than the "please don't touch" signs you usually...More

Thank Bowens.Collins
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lovely little fortified castle with dovecote just a woodland walk above Oxwich beach, owned by CADW (English Heritage cards also accepted). One whole wing of the house is complete and upstairs, on the day we were there, they had great dressing up clothes for children...More

Thank RebeccaTW2
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful castle/mansion, which we visited with friends with young children. 5 kids ranging from 4-8 and all of them loved exploring the grounds and the buildings. It was a misty and wet day which added to the atmospherics surroundings and well worth a visit.

Thank Rhys E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This part of Wales has several old ruins, but this castle is still in decent condition, better than some others,in the area.

Thank Gaynor S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The medieval aspect was a tad amateurish. A lady showing archery at a nearby target and a man allowing mock sword fighting. But the grandchildren enjoyed, an dressing up in medieval costume! Lived in Swansea for 40 years and never visited. Not a lot to...More

Thank taweman
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Really disappointed in this, £4 to see 2 rooms and some ruins you can see without paying. Not even anywhere to have a drink.n the plus side, they have a look, expensive wee!

Thank alipalky
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Carol R
22 March 2017|
Response from cardiffcolleen | Reviewed this property |
Open most of the year on a daily basis as far as I know
Kelly P
4 March 2016|
Response from Cadw_Wales | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. I am happy to confirm that dogs on leads are welcome at Oxwich Castle. You can find a list of all of our sites that welcome dogs on our website on the Planning Your Visit page in our Days Out... More