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Overview

High-society home with its very own watchtower

Your abiding memory of Weobley will be its dramatic location on the windswept coast of the Gower peninsula – overlooking marshes and mudflats with the wild Llwchwr estuary beyond.

This epic view must be the same today as it was 700 years ago when this fortified manor house was raised in stages by the wealthy de la Bere family, stewards to the lords of Gower.

Mostly they wanted to create an elegant family home in which to entertain high society guests. The grand hall, guest chambers with indoor latrines and the lord’s solar, or private withdrawing room, all suggest considerable splendour.

But the watchtower, military-style crenellated wall-tops and a south-west tower raised to battlement height show that these were still dangerous times. Luxury and defence had to go hand in hand.

Nevertheless it was a century later before Weobley suffered serious damage during the uprising of Owain Glyndŵr in the early 15th century.

More about Weobley Castle


Opening times

9.30am – 6pm daily

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

9.30am – 5pm daily

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


Prices

Category Price
Member - Join now
Free
Adult
£4.00
Family*
£11.60
Disabled and companion
Free
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans
£2.40
Seniors (Aged 65+)
£3.20

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry.

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


Facilities

Car park icon Disabled access icon Exhibition icon Gift shop icon Guidebook icon No drones icon No smoking icon Picnic tables icon Toilets icon

Small car park for 5 cars and roadside parking for further 15 cars, 100 metres from castle.

No dedicated disabled parking.

Approx. 50 metre grass to castle entrance, with steep sometimes slippery cobbled entry.

Castle on different levels. Difficult wheelchair access.

No dedicated disabled parking.

Permission may be given to park on farmland closer to the castle.

On-site exhibition within monument.

Gift shop at this site offering a range of products and guidebooks.

Site guidebook available to purchase online and in selected visitor centres.

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.

Smoking is not permitted.

Picnic benches and /or tables are available for visitor use.

 

Toilets in farmhouse garden.


Directions

Road
B4271, or B4295 to Llanrhidian Village then minor road
Rail
B4271, or B4295 to Llanrhidian Village then minor road
Bus
1km/0.6mls Weobley, route No.16, Swansea-Weobley/Llangennith
Bike
NCN Route No.4 (13km/8mls)

Postcode SA3 1HB.

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


Contact us

Address
Weobley Castle,
Swansea, SA3 1HB