Weobley Castle (Gower, South Wales)
Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Pronounced 'web-lee', and not in any way related to the village in Herefordshire!
Overlooking the Loughor Estuary, this was one of the final stops on my 'Great Welsh Castle Trip' of 2017. The existing buildings were erected between 1304 and 1327 by the de la Bere family. The castle was attacked and damaged by the forces of Owain Glyndŵr in the early 15th century, but most of the building was left standing.
The site is technically managed by CADW and 'manned'. However, this actually means that it's on farmland and you pay for entry at the farmshop/window area which seems to be ran by the landowners instead of a CADW staff member.
There's a beautiful view of the estuary and it's a lovely area on the Gower Peninsula.
Pictures were taken in October 2017
Castle Site Plan