Weobley Castle

Leason, Llanrhidian, Swansea, SA3 1HB, Wales

Welsh Tourist Board

Weobley, perched on Gowers wild and lonely north coast, is not quite what it seems.

Despite its name, it served more as a fortified manor house than a serious military stronghold. Built by the knightly de Bere family in the early 14th century, well-preserved Weobley reveals plentiful evidence of its owners over-riding desire for creature comforts.

Domestic necessities such as a fine hall with fireplace, private rooms, sizeable guest chamber and numerous garderobes or toilets can be seen, along with a two-storey porch block added in later times.