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"Hexagonal Castle"

Built in the 13th Century by the de Penres family, Penrice Castle was built as a replacement for the Mountybank whose earthworks are still visible to the southeast of the castle. The lands were granted to the family as a reward for their contribution to the Norman conquest of Gower. Developed and fortified over a period of years, the castle came to be an irregular hexagon in shape, with turrets at each corner, with a circular, single-room keep and a square-towered gatehouse. Although it had been disused for a number of years, the castle was officially abandoned in the 18th Century at which time a manor house was built nearby. Today, although substantial remains of the castle still stand, they can be described as romantically ruinous in condition. Penrice Castle may only be viewed from the outside, however it is easy enough to imagine its once grandiose and imposing appearance.
Off A4118, Penrice, Swansea, United Kingdom, SA3 1LN
"Hexagonal Castle"
Built in the 13th Century by the de Penres family, Penrice Castle was built as a replacement for the Mountybank whose earthworks are still visible to the southeast of the castle. The lands were granted to the family as a reward for their contribution to the Norman conquest of Gower. Developed and fortified over a period of years, the castle came to be an irregular hexagon in shape, with turrets at each corner, with a circular, single-room keep and a square-towered gatehouse. Although it had been disused for a number of years, the castle was officially abandoned in the 18th Century at which time a manor house was built nearby. Today, although substantial remains of the castle still stand, they can be described as romantically ruinous in condition. Penrice Castle may only be viewed from the outside, however it is easy enough to imagine its once grandiose and imposing appearance.
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