Oystermouth Castle - Castell Ystum Llwynarth

Oystermouth Castle - Castell Ystum Llwynarth

Oystermouth Castle (Castell Ystum Llwynarth) is a Norman castle site from the early twelfth century and was attacked and sacked on a number of occasions by the Welsh. A stone keep remains, along with other buildings added in the early medieval period. There is a gatehouse with curtain walls, chambers and the fourteenth century chapel has fragments of wall paintings. The site is set within grounds by woodland and is located on the A4067 south of Swansea. The sea front from Swansea to Oystermouth Castle has a good pedestrian and cycle path.

Our Visit

We went south along the coast from Swansea to Oystermouth Castle. We were lucky with the warm sunny weather on this July day. This really is an impressive site set overlooking the sea as you travel into the Gower peninsula. We recommend you you take time to stop and soak up the atmosphere of this castle. 

Oystermouth Castle - Castell Ystum Llwynarth
Oystermouth Castle - Castell Ystum Llwynarth

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