Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

OYSTERMOUTH CASTLE


OYSTERMOUTH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The first castle dating from 1106 was enlarged with a stone keep in 1136. The castle was captured and burnt by the Welsh in 1215 but was then rebuilt in stone with the chapel block being added at the start of the 14th century. The castle was abandoned by 1550 and the gatehouse towers were demolished during the Civil War. Some restoration was carried out in the 19th century to protect the remains.

Open to the public.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
On the A4067, on the south east corner of Gower
Newton Rd, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4BE

 



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