Pennard Castle is a ruined castle, near the modern village of Pennard on the Gower Peninsula. The castle was built in the early 12th century as a timber ringwork following the Norman invasion of Wales. The walls were rebuilt in stone by the Braose family at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries, including a stone gatehouse. Soon afterwards, however, encroaching sand dunes caused the site to be abandoned and it fell into ruin. Restoration work was carried out during the course of the 20th century.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Laura C (2 years ago)
Beautiful ruined castle on a hill above Three Cliffs Beach, free of charge. Did a round trip walk to the beach from the visitor centre. Come out of yhe centre, cross the road to the sign for the path through a wooded area. To the right leads to a gentle path down to the beach. If you cross the stepping stones across the river at the beach, you can walk up through the sand dunes to the castle, from there, take the left hand path down through the trees just before you would cross the golf course and that takes you back to your starting point on the path from the other direction. Besutiful views. So peaceful.
YY1CIR Carlos Ibarra (2 years ago)
It's an absolutely AONB! It shall be in your list. Ancient and well preserved castle with amazing views to Three Cliffs Bay and near by the beach
Quentin Kundalini (Q) (2 years ago)
Not much left but the main gate where you can see the bow slots and spear holes used to kill and maim would be intruders. Beautiful views, look out for flying golf balls.
Col C (2 years ago)
Nice castle ruins on the coastal path in the golf club. Beautiful views of the cove nearby
Gemma Black (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle ruin ? and even better view! Lovely walk to the beach, just watch out for golf balls if you go through the golf course ?
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