Swansea Castle

sights / Architecture

Swansea Castle information

Lonely Planet review

The ruins of 14th-century Swansea Castle - closed to the public - stand on the east side of Castle Sq, hemmed in by modern buildings and dwarfed by the gleaming blue skyscraper of the BT Tower. It was mostly destroyed by Cromwell in 1647, but had a brief lease of life as a prison in the 19th century.