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Minor road northwest Porthcawl (A4229/M4).
Rubble footings in sand are all that remain of a 13th century castle
with a curtain, hall, and keep.
At Llanblethian, just south of Cowbridge (A48), Glamorgan.
A ruined rectangular building c1200, and later ruins of walls and keep,
tower and gatehouse are all that remain.
By a carpark in the town of Neath off A465/A474.
This was a stronghold of the lords of Glamorgan. The Norman castle's
twin towered gatehouse remains. Parts, including a ruined curtain wall,
were destroyed by Welsh attacks.
In the village of Mumbles on A4067 at head of Gower peninsula.
This early Norman castle on a hilltop has well preserved domestic buildings
Off A4118, southwest of Swansea in Oxwich village. Tel. 01792 390359.
This castle is a 16th century ruined Tudor manor house built in courtyard
style by Sir Rice Mansel. The southeast tower still survives to six
Reached by footpath ½ mile south of Parkmill on A4118, on Gower peninsula
overlooking Oxwich Bay.
The castle belonged to the lords of Gower. Original ringwork and wooden
palisades was replaced by stone defenses. A Norman stone hall, tower,
gatehouse, and curtain wall survive as ruins.
On the Gower peninsula off A4118, on private land, viewed from footpath.
Overgrown earthworks, overgrown keep, gatehouse, and walls.
In Swansea city centre. Cadw. Open site-exterior only.
Built in the late 13th/ early 14th centuries by the de Braose lords
of Gower, William II and William III, and their descendant, John Mowbray,
added to it. In the late 18th century it became, for a while, a debtor's
prison. The ruins of the castle are sited in a large plaza.
B4271 or B4295 to Llanrhidian village, then minor road. Cadw. Tel. 01792
This castle was erected by the powerful de la Bere family in the early
14th century. More fortified manor than castle, Weobley was expanded
in the 15th century and provided with a tall, arched entry. Visitors
can ascend to the solar.
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