Weobley Castle

Accredited Attraction - Wales
  • Weobley Castle

    Weobley Castle

  • Weobley Castle

    Weobley Castle

  • Weobley Castle

    Weobley Castle

  • Weobley Castle

    Weobley Castle

Today’s visitors to Weobley can admire one of the few surviving fortified manor houses in Wales

Weobley (pronounced web-lee) was the proud home of the de la Bere family until the 15th century. There aren’t many places left where you can stand at the same window as someone did half a millennium ago and witness the same unspoilt view. The vista from Weobley over the north Gower marshlands and mudflats is one such rare place.

The de la Beres were an elegant and refined family by all accounts. Domestic niceties incorporated into their manor house included a fine hall with fireplace, private rooms, sizeable guest chamber and numerous toilets, or ‘garderobes’, as they were known back then. The decorative windows are also well worth a peek. Their craftsmanship speaks volumes.

It was certainly a desirable residence and one which boasted a plethora of high society owners over the centuries, from Sir Rhys ap Thomas, ally of Henry VII, to the Herberts and the Mansels (who also owned nearby Oxwich Castle in south Gower). Each in turn put their stamp on the place. Sir Rhys is credited with adding a new two-storey porch block. However, when Rhys’s grandson was executed for treason during the rule of Henry VIII, Weobley was returned to the Crown.

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Please note — Time credit vouchers (and other schemes) do not apply to this site.

Opening times

Dates
1 November 2017 - 31 March 2018

Times
Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm

  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
  • For yearly opening times please click 'View all visitor information'

 

 

Admission costs

Adult - £4.00
Family - £10.00*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.60
Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Prices valid until March 2018

Facilities and information

Car park Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Toilets
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Assistance dogs only
  • No smoking
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
  • This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website http://www.noflydrones.co.uk

 

 

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Directions

Postcode SA3 1HB

Car Road B4271, or B4295 to Llanrhidian Village then minor road

Rail Rail 17km/10mls Swansea, Cardiff-Swansea route

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50