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“IF YOU HAVENT GOT A CAR THEN YOUR STUCK IN THE NIGHT!”
Review of Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle
Ranked #29 of 127 things to do in Swansea
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

if you are going to go to pennard castle for an evening walk in pennard the last bus is around 18:00pm so beware of that and if your stuck there it might be difficult to get an bed and breakfast because the area like that is busy because you can walk to pennard castle but its no road to walk there so beware of that aswell. if you miss the bus it will be around 45 - 60 minutes walk back to black pill lido / pub that's the thing about that way its not much buses into city centre after around 18:00pm

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Pennard Castle is atmospheric, especially in winter. It can be reached by a rough path from the east, but a better walk is from the main road that goes from Swansea to Oxwich, etc. You can get a coffee at the shop. Immediately opposite is a path leading to Pennard and a fabulous beach with a cliff feature and a river leading away from the beach. The castle stands on top of a cliff and now has sandy rough paths. It is a tough climb up these for some folks, but is great for running down again and tumbling towards the bottom! it overlooks the sea, but also the inlet with a cover of trees all round, and the river in a valley. Very pretty. The castle is a ruin but it is easy to imagine why it was built there.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Walked over the golf course and it was well worth it for the views. We decided to walk down to 3 cliffs which is a lovely landmark then back over the golf course.
We parked on the road just up from the golf club and there is a little bar/restaurant with seating outdoors and I strongly recommend the local Gower Ale

Thank Holymansteve
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

To view this you have to walk half a mile across a golf course, mind the odd grumpy member. There's very little of this castle left, but it does offer a view of what might have been here. The views are spectacular though, so worth the effort.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Tried to walk Pwll ddu head yesterday with visitors. This is part of the official 'Welsh National Trail' on National Trust Land and about 1 mile east of Pennard Cliffs & castle.

Appalling conditions. Cattle have broken fences, poached gateways and turned the coastal path into a quagmire for 50% of the distance between Pennard & Hunts farms.

Found 6 visitors from North America just about trapped by the condition on the pathway.

Despite this being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the National Trust as landlords are making the cliff footpaths impassable. It is sheer lunacy to encourage cattle on these lands. Despite the claims of their environmental benefits each of the cattle is approximately 8 times the size of an average walker and left to roam they are wrecking the environment and paths. Their presence serves NO environmental benefit, but is destroying a national treasure.

Don't walk Pwll ddu head unless you are wearing waders and ready for a considerable struggle.

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