Woebly Castle - Visitor Attraction - Llanrhidian, Swansea, Wales. Great Britain.
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N 51° 36.764 W 004° 11.993
30U E 416919 N 5718648
Quick Description: Weobley Castle overlooks the Llanrhidian marsh and the Llwchwr (Loughor) estuary, near Swansea, South Wales
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/25/2013 5:09:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMG7JH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Long Description:
Weobley Castle is a fortified manor house, where domestic comfort took priority over defensive capabilities. It overlooks the Llanrhidian marsh and the Llwchwr estuary.

The castle consists of four ranges around a small courtyard, with the main rooms at first-floor level. The south range is largely ruined and the buildings on the south-east where probably never even completed. The castle was built by the de la Bere family during the 1300's, with David de la Bere the probable founder early in the century.

The castle is entered on the west through a simple archway high enough for a mounted rider to pass through and closed by large wooden doors, which, without the added protection of a portcullis, would have offered little resistance during an attack. On the south-west are the ruins of a freestanding tower that is possibly the oldest part of the castle. Beside this are the ruins of the southern range that once contained a chapel. The most complete remains are to the north and west which contain the main accommodation, the solar and a hall and kitchen. The entrance to the hall is through a porch added by a later owner of the castle, Sir Rhys ap Thomas, in about 1500. Text Source: (visit link)
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Hours of Operation:
Dates 1 November 2012 - 31 March 2013 Times Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm ■Last admission 30 minutes before closing ■Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

Admission Prices:
Prices Adult - £2.80 Family - 8.00* Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.40 Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free *Admits 2 adults and all children under 16 Prices valid until 31 March 2013

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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