Llanrhidian, Swansea, SA3 1HB
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Weobley Castle is a castle with a view. Once the proud home of the refined de la Bere family, the fortified manor house is located on the picturesque Gower Peninsula and overlooks the Llanrhidian salt marshes and Loughor Estuary. Breath-taking views through its ancient decorative windows remain largely unspoilt since the castle was first built in the 14th century.
As you walk around, journey back 600 years and picture the de la Beres’ elegant décor. A grand hall complete with a fireplace, along with private rooms and a sizeable guest chamber were testament to the family’s fine, expensive taste.
While it was built to sustain military attack, the building served predominantly as a grand residence. The manor house therefore became significantly damaged when Owain Glyndwr, leader of the Welsh rebellion, raided Gower between 1403 and 1406 as part of an attempt to reclaim Wales from its Norman rule.
By the 15th century, the castle was fully repaired and became residence to a plethora of high society owners over the centuries, including ally of Henry VII, Rhys ap Thomas and the Herbets and Mansels, who also owned nearby Oxwich Castle.
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