Come all ye, as all roads lead to the West(eros) of Swansea Bay. A land of the old lords of the Southern Marches, legends, kings and kingdoms, and the Houses of Beaumont, Dinefwr and the House of De Breos.
The castle gates of Oystermouth Keep have opened once again to the chorus of bird song and cheer; see the banner of Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) flying high above as you come near.
The sturdy stone walls of the castle, facing the windswept shore of Swansea Bay, were twice pulled apart and breached by the Princes of Deheubarth and set ablaze in dogged defiance of Norman occupation.
Standing tall and proud now over old beds of oyster – feel the echoes of history in the remains of the great banqueting halls and hear whispers of plots and skulduggery in secret staircases leading up from old vaults. Let your imagination be stirred by the sea and the glory of the past.
As we travel through the centuries, walk on a 30 foot glass bridge whilst tracing ancient graffiti and feel the winds of time on your face on as you look out the window of Alina’s Chapel. Feel the breath of the spectral White Lady of the castle and tread the watch towers that still stand sentry over the sea.
(Apologies to all Game of Thrones fans! – The wait is almost over – Season 8 is upon us!)
Hear ye! hear ye! Spring and Summer at Oystermouth Castle promises a feast of fun, and adventure. Easter hunts and crafts, workshops with clay, dungeons and dragons and prince and princesses day. Bring little ones to learn the ways of the Knight or see the Sword in the Stone, performed in the summer light.
In Wales’ Year of Discovery let the castle tell you the story of its stones and be your gateway to wider legendary landscapes. Long before the Welsh Princes and Lords of Gower, Paleolithic and Mesolithic man has inhabited these lands, retrace their steps on ancient Gower.
Also visit Oystermouth’s sister castle in Swansea to find traces of the important medieval centre that was the City during the middle ages.