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Oxwich Castle


Oxwich Castle

Oxwich Castle © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

This castle by the sea, stands in a lovely spot on the Gower Peninsula. Oxwich is, in fact, a grand Tudor manor house built in courtyard style in the peaceful 16th century (though its owners did see fit to add a mock-military gateway, more for show than effect). This striking testament to family status was founded by Sir Rice Mansel in the 1520s. His son, Sir Edward, added a soaring multi-storeyed eastern wing with all the latest features, including a fashionable Elizabethan long gallery. Oxwich's original stature can be seen in its south-east tower, which still survives to six storeys.

Telephone:- +44 1792 390359 - Access:- A4118, 11 miles southwest of Swansea (In Oxwich village).

Railway:- Swansea 11 miles.

Website:- http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.

 

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