Search site
Cymraeg

Swansea castle today

Although today the castle is dwarfed by surrounding buildings, it remains a survivor at the heart of the city.

Castle Square
Looking towards Caer Street
Looking towards Castle Street
The Great Hall
The parapet walk
The Square Tower
Castle Square
Looking towards Caer Street
Looking towards Castle Street
The Great Hall
The parapet walk
The Square Tower

Perhaps the most stunning feature is the arcaded parapet that was added around 1330 - a real "statement" addition. Other features to look out for include:

  • The dressed stonework carved from Sutton stone quarried near Ogmore.
  • The tall cross oillets, or arrowloops, in the south wall of the castle as well as the gun-ports which were added in the mid-1400s.
  • The main entrance way into the castle which would have been up a flight of steps from the courtyard - and now marked in stone in the paving.

Tours inside the castle allow you to discover more of the castle's secrets.

Powered by GOSS iCM