Gower Walking Festival

Annual Celebration of Gower

The Development of Oystermouth Castle

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The walk will start at Verdi’s on the promenade and proceed to the Castle via All Saint’s Church, Oystermouth Cemetery, the allotments to the East of the Castle, the Quarry Car Park, up through the Castle woods on the established path to Castle park. On the walk the Leader will describe the links between Oystermouth and Oystermouth Castle and the context and development of the latter. The tour will conclude with a full guided tour of the Castle lasting about an hour. Terrain is mostly paved. The only climbs are through the Castle woods and up the Castle staircases. The floor and steps in the Castle are uneven and care must be taken.

Tickets include cost of entry to castle and guided tour.

  • Date: Monday 4 September
  • Walk: 9
  • Leader: James Harris
  • Time: 10.00
  • Start Point: Verdi's Cafe, Knab Rock SA3 4EE
  • End Point: Oystermouth Castle SA3 4BA
  • Grid Reference: Start: SS 625 877 Finish: SS 613 884
  • What3words: frail.parade.foster
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Duration: 3 – 3½ hours
  • Difficulty: Some Exertion
  • Parking: Knab Rock Pay & Display car park, or Oystermouth Square Pay & Display car park
  • Bus Stop: 2B, 3A - Knab Rock
  • Price: £8.50
  • Sponsor: Friends of Oystermouth Castle
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The walk will start at Verdi’s on the promenade and proceed to the Castle via All Saint’s Church, Oystermouth Cemetery, the allotments to the East of the Castle, the Quarry Car Park, up through the Castle woods on the established path to Castle park. On the walk the Leader will describe the links between Oystermouth and Oystermouth Castle and the context and development of the latter. The tour will conclude with a full guided tour of the Castle lasting about an hour. Terrain is mostly paved. The only climbs are through the Castle woods and up the Castle staircases. The floor and steps in the Castle are uneven and care must be taken.

Tickets include cost of entry to castle and guided tour.