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I’m torn about this one

I enjoyed walking the grounds and looking at all the ruins, but also thought there is not much to... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
AMK1988
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London, United Kingdom
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lovely few at castle

Spent a pleasant few hrs at the castle. Not loads to see but interesting and nice to sit outside... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
karenwU3566KJ
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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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Oxwich is a grand Tudor house, built in courtyard style. Gower is a marvel. Heritage buffs and beach bums alike love this beautiful peninsula. In years gone by, the wealthy built wherever the view suited. The Mansel family chose a lovely spot on a...more
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Lovely, interesting place to visit, hadn't been for many years and it's well worth a visit. Parking is easy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cardiffcolleen
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We walked from Oxwich Bay to the castle (beware there are a lot of steep steps up and down in the wooded area). Lovely castle with things for kids to do in the exhibition. Well prepared information boards, good shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

when you g to oxwich bay the castle is a nice place to g and see while you are down is the bay visiting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed walking the grounds and looking at all the ruins, but also thought there is not much to see there. Some areas were out of bounds, and others not well preserved. It had some simple activities prepared for children - like period costumes and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AMK1988
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Was surprised that I had to pay to enter this place (£4), as this sort of thing is usually free. It’s basically an old ruin with a couple of signs to read. There are much better castles in South Wales.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rhyd L
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Oxwich castle is slightly more recent than the medieval and Norman sites I normally go to, but it's a wonderful place with lots of character. It's not a huge place but I found the history interesting and the illustration panels brought the place to life....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Koffee741
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I had visited Oxwich Castle (a fortified Manor House) on a school trip many years ago. I doubt it has changed but....it was not what I recalled. There is a car park (but no one had opened the pedestrian gate meaning a sizeable number of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helen J
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a pleasant few hrs at the castle. Not loads to see but interesting and nice to sit outside and relax in rhe sun Nice gift shop gulp i spent loads. Toilets are immaculate. No coffee shop but you can buy a coffee from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank karenwU3566KJ
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Oxwich Castle and thought it was very well presented and the people who worked there were extremely friendly and helpful. There was a shipwrecks talk which was fun and informative which was free. There is also the chance to dress up in old...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glos_girly
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our grandchildren (9 and 3) chose this in preference to the beach and were not disappointed. They enjoyed doin gther questionnaire.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Percy W
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Response from cardiffcolleen | Reviewed this property |
Open most of the year on a daily basis as far as I know
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Kelly P
4 March 2016|
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Thank you for your question. I am happy to confirm that dogs on leads are welcome at Oxwich Castle. You can find a list of all of our sites that welcome dogs on our website on the Planning Your Visit page in our Days Out... More
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