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Not much to it.

In the middle of the city adjoining a busy central square, the ruins are just that - a few lonely... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Clivel_98
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Hereford, United Kingdom
via mobile
you cannot miss it

No, I'm serious. What's left of the castle, (because the name is not quite fitting as it should be... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Eleni K
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Athens, Greece
via mobile
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22 Jul 2018
“Not much to it.”
1 week ago
“Nothing to do”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see at this castle. We wanted to take our kids there for photos. We went to the shopping centre instead.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 101Pete
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This was one of the must see places in Swansea. What a disappointment. What's left are just a few walls and nothing much else that can be said to be historical. The BT tower behind spoils the ruins if its meant to be of historical...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

In the middle of the city adjoining a busy central square, the ruins are just that - a few lonely bits of wall with a couple of information boards. Don’t go to Swansea just to see them...

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Happened to notice during our visit of the town centre for shopping. Really just ruins. Couple of information boards but not much else. But free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The castle has been left to simply decay away. Not really a tourist site to visit, just a side note on one of swanseas centres busy shopping squares. You cant actually enter whats left of the castle as it is all locked up and with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank richiej1984
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

No, I'm serious. What's left of the castle, (because the name is not quite fitting as it should be called castle-ruins), stands in the centre of the main market and very close the famous Wind Street, where you are most certainly going. It's nothing really,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Eleni K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This cannot really be called a castle as all that is left basically is one wall. If you're shopping in Swansea City Centre you could take a rest in Castle Gardens and look at the wall from your bench. There is a sign giving a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are passing Swansea, spend 5 minutes passing Swansea Castle "Ruins". Barely one wall remains surrounded by a skyscraper and other buildings.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Joel W
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The Swansea Castle is a shame it's mostly in ruins the council should think about doing something with it IF they have the money. You can walk around it cost is free because only some of the wall are left.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lees599
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The castle is almost completely destroyed. Not much more than a pile of stones remains. Only interesting to walk by if you are in town for shopping or other visits.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Filfoon
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