Oxwich Castle

 

This castle is located on a woody headland above Oxwich Bay on Gower Peninsula. Although probably standing on the site of an early fortification, it is not really  a "castle" but a Tudor manor, a product of the peaceful  16th century.

Its creator Sir Rice Mansell gave the manor a mock- military gateway. Sir Rice's work began on the southern block in the 1520s and was later by his son. Sir Edward Mansell who created a much grander eastern block around the 1560s ~ 1580.

It comprised of an impressive hall and long gallery which was a fashionable Elizabethan feature.

The southeastern six storey tower still stands today, and provided the accomodation for the family and servants. After the Mansell family left in the 1630s, the buildings fell into disrepair, though the south section was later used as a farm house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OXWICH CASTLE marble_gold castle-back

Admission costs

Adult - £3.50

Family - £9.50*

Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.50

Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

 

All children under 5 receive free entry.

 

Prices valid until March 2017

1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017

Closed

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

 

Monday and Tuesday - Closed

 

Except Bank Holidays when Oxwich Castle will be open Monday and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.