History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The inner ward is about 37 metres across and is surrounded by a deep moat that is 18 metres wide. The moat was fed by diverting the course of the nearby river, and was crossed by a wooden drawbridge.
What makes Kenfig unusual is the scale of its outer ward. This covered an area of between eight to eleven acres. Much of this space would have been filled with the original town, but by 1154 the town had been moved to a new location outside the south wall of the bailey.
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About Kenfig Castle
Address: Mawdlam, Gower, Glamorgan, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: minor road 5 m NW Porthcawl off B4283
OS: SS801 827
Photo Credit: Mick Lobb, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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