Explore the wide lawns and largely intact ruins of one of the most spectacular castles on Gower, just metres away from the main shopping street of Mumbles. Join a night tour and learn stories of ghosts that have haunted these ancient walls, or explore during the day to discover 14th century wall etchings, stunning banquet halls and breathtaking views from the castle turrets. Don't miss the regular events held here throughout the sumer, with open air theatre and music among the many regular attractions.
Oystermouth Castle was first built in the 12th century by the Norman Ruler William de Londres. Though subsequent battles over the centuries have seen it destroyed and rebuilt again, you will still find walls of the original building in the castle's central block.
Stand on the rolling, greeen lawns before the castle and admire the impressive exterior. Note the high arched window, which still contains the tracery frame from the 14th century. Explore the interior and you will find hidden staircases, imposing banquet halls and the remnants of a painting thought to be over 700 years old. Make sure you climb to the turrets at the top and take in the spectacular views across the surrounding bay.
During the summer months the castle grounds come alive with a series of popular events. Outdoor Shakespeare plays, musical performances and children's arts and crafts days are among some of the activities on offer.
Oystermouth Castle is closed during the winter months but is opne from 11 - 5 from April to September. It's free to explore the castle grounds, but there is a small charge to enter the building.