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Pennard Castle

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Address: Southgate, Swansea, Wales

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Google Maps took us to some small residential - full of potholes - road. We couldn't see a castle anywhere. We parked where Google said, and went for a stroll. We ended up on the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Google Maps took us to some small residential - full of potholes - road. We couldn't see a castle anywhere. We parked where Google said, and went for a stroll. We ended up on the gold course, and finally saw some ruins further down. We went there, and wow, what a scenary. Definitely worth it. The view is phenomenal, and... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking area with great views of three cliffs and an impressive beach area. Walkways being improved for better access.

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Thank GlennMiles
South East England, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Not much of the castle remains but the views from there are stunning. The castle is easily accessed from the village of Parkmill, and makes a great stopping point as part of a walk on Three Cliffs Bay, which is one of the most scenic bays in Gower.

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Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

For some reason I am drawn to Pennard Castle every time we are in the Gower, there is a magical feeling about it and the views down across the bay are breathtaking, easy access across the common and golf course with clearly marked paths using white painted stones as guides, best parking is in the street just after the school... More 

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Swansea Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

It has history, mystery and stunning views....what more do you need from the top of 3 cliffs bay. It has walks and a nearby golf course. The sand that sent over by Irish leprechauns after a mistaken identity resulted in a battle with the local Baron.....truth or fiction?

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Thank mjkirby007
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The castle itself is a bit disappointing but then it is old. Walk to it and you are surrounded with views of cliffs, sea and grassland. Pennard golf course touches the castle of offers a easier access across the land. Three Cliffs bay is just below. Pennard cliffs worth a look and a good vantage point for unbelievable views.

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Thank tonyhenparc
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

One of my favourite places as I was brought up near here and visited frequently going to a Pennard school, walk across Pennard links to Carole is lovely and the view to greet you is second to none!! Three Cliffs Bay in all its glory with the meandering river and sea with stepping stones up to Penmaen . When the... More 

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Thank cardiffcolleen
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We passed this ruin on our walk. There is not much to see of the castle, apart from a fine arch that has remained intact. There are however some fine views of the bay and cliffs from here. It would be nice if some interpretation boards had been installed. We had to google it to find out the history of... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Swansea, Wales
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Don't expect too much as it's just a ruin. Don't make a special journey but its an integral and interesting part of the walk through the area

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Thank MistaMeldrew
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Top of the valley on the Golf Course (public access) stunning views over Three Cliffs Bay... Just don't fall down its a long way to go !

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