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“Atmospheric Ruined Castle with Beautiful views”
Review of Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle
Ranked #29 of 127 things to do in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Accessed by foot from nearby Pennard or Southgate (park by the excellent Three Cliffs Coffee Shop & enjoy their excellent range of cakes with a post walk tea or coffee). The castle was abandoned together with its nearby church ruin due to sand encroachment. It now offers commanding views to the nearby Three Cliffs Bay estuary, which can be accessed with a walk down the sandy paths.

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"golf course"
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"three cliffs bay"
in 33 reviews
"stunning views"
in 11 reviews
"golf club"
in 4 reviews
"hill overlooking"
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"steep climb"
in 2 reviews
"the cliff"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 2 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 3 reviews
"ice cream"
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"sunny day"
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"ruin"
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"parkmill"
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Love this place! Fabulous views and walks over links to castle and into valley with views of Three Cliffs Bay

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is tiny castle you have to walk to but get to explore, play hide and seek and have a picnic enjoying the view. To get back down to the footpath you have to walk down a sandy slope, although running is the best way down and lots of fun!

Thank 242Ian
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

You have to walk to get to the castle as there is no access by road, but it's definitely worth it. There is not that much left of the castle as due to its location, shifting sands and weather erosion have caused much of it to collapse over the centuries. It was abandoned because of this at the beginning of the 16th century. The gatehouse, with towers on either side, is the best preserved section and make a lovely photo opportunity, What really makes the walk worthwhile are the beautiful views of Three Cliffs Bay and the small river flowing into the sea. Well worth the effort on a sunny day.

Thank martyncymro
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

A delightful piece of history at a dramatic location, perched on the hill overlooking the stream at Three Cliffs Bay
Interesting view, several walls intact and partial rooms. No history on site, just left to the elements. Nice views and gently meandering path down to Three Cliffs afterwards.

Thank lovenewplacesBath
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