History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle is centred on a rectangular stone keep built around 1200 by the St John family. Fonmon was enlarged with the addition of wings in the later medieval period. One surviving tower may date from that period.
A tour of the castle takes in the hall, drawing room, kitchen, and library, and features wonderful Georgian decoration throughout, with extensive displays of fine furniture, porcelain, books, and artwork. The drawing room was once used as a meeting room by John Wesley, and the kitchen dates to about 1650.
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About Fonmon Castle
Address: Fonmon, Barry, Gower, Glamorgan, Wales, CF62 3ZN
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: On the B4265, 1 mile west of Cardiff Airport
Website: Fonmon Castle
Photo Credit: Screenshot from the official Fonmon Castle website
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