History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle consists of a pair of enclosures with an oval shaped inner ward within a stone curtain wall. One tower remains, with scant evidence of a second tower. Within the enclosure are foundations of other ruined buildings, including a later 18th century barn.
The outer enclosure measures roughly 60 metres by 50 metres, and it butts against the churchyard to the south. In the north-west corner is a ruined dovecote.
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About Penmark Castle
Address: Penmark, Glamorgan, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: off A4226 at Penmark, behind parish church
OS: ST059 689
Photo Credit: John Lord, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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