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Swansea Castle


Swansea Castle 

Welsh Name: Abertawe.

It is located on the east side of the city centre, facing Castle Square.

The castle has five tunnel-vaulted basement rooms.

Although originally covering 4.6 acres (1.9 ha), the surviving remains of the square castle now include residential blocks, together with a section of parapet wall forming an L-shape.

Built by the Normans it was joined by St. Mary's Church to the southwest and was eventually surrounded within the town walls during the early 14th century

Believe it or not part of the interior of the castle, in particular the large motte, was demolished 1909-13 to make way for the construction of a newspaper office

Website link - http://www.castlewales.com/swansea.html


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