Weobley Castle is a 14th-century fortified manor house on the Gower Peninsula. The existing buildings were largely created between 1304 and 1327 by the de la Bere family. They consist of a gateway, a hall and kitchen, a chapel block and an east range, enclosing a courtyard, all now in a semi-ruinous state. The buildings are largely constructed of rubble masonry with window and door features of sandstone.

Until the 15th century the castle was the home of the de la Beres, originally stewards to William De Braose, Lord of Gower. In 1318 the castle is recorded by a deed signed there by Adam de la Bere.

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. It is possible that John de la Bere (d. 1403) was a casualty of Glyndŵr's incursion. Sir Rhys ap Thomas became the owner towards the end of the 15th century; following the execution for treason of Rhys's grandson Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1531, Weobley eventually reverted to the Crown in the person of King Henry VIII. It was then sold and subsequently leased to tenants until the 20th century, when the last owner, Emily Talbot, gave it to the state in 1911.



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Founded: 1304-1327
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom


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John Silvester (6 months ago)
Little known, fantastic views and interesting display in one if the rooms
Michelle Williams (6 months ago)
Weobley castle is beautiful, lovely views all around , reasonably priced as well, i also Love , love ,love camping here ?, the pritchard family are so welcoming as always and nothing is to much trouble , I love to watch Rowland mowing his fields also will and Dan rounding up the sheep is fab to watch .. can't forget barkley the dog he comes and sits with us all day (even has food with us hehehe) he's such a pleasure to have as company as is his siblings who are the sheep herders and as friendly as barkley they all love a fuss
Talon P.S. & Tarian P.S. (6 months ago)
Don't let the first glance fool you, this castle is exceptionally photogenic. Lot of rooms with knocks and cranny to explore. Then sit on the garden bench and watch the ponys down on the field out towards the water.
Kathleen Owen (8 months ago)
We used our English Heritage card for free entry to the castle. The ruins are well preserved and one room intact which has an exhibition of Weobley castle and others. There is a tiny layby to park in just before the farmhouse that will sort your entry out.
Graham Mallaghan (21 months ago)
Fascinating and well preserved fortified manor house, with a well presented exhibition which explains the site in depth, as well as others in the area. Some fine architectural features survive which are more usually robbed out of medieval buildings, such as stone window frames and traceries. The farm takes payment for CADW and also sells guidebooks, as well as the salt marsh lamb that they produce. There are stunning views from the castle of the Gower salt marshes and the mainland beyond. The farmer could not be more friendly and helpful.
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