It’s a magnificent sight anyway, but now an amazing drone’s-eye view of Oystermouth Castle has been captured that gives another perspective to the 12th-century ruin in the run-up to its summer reopening this weekend.
The footage was taken above the hilltop fort in Mumbles, and it shows the drama and beauty of the Welsh castle to perfection. Oystermouth Castle was built in 1106, but most of the structure seen today dates from the late 13th and early 14th centuries as the original castle was destroyed and then rebuilt.
Attached to the castle is the ghostly tale of a young woman who has been reportedly seen wandering around its exterior walls. Each time, the apparition is said to be crying inconsolably and wearing a torn white garment, with her back bleeding profusely from open lacerations.
It has been suggested by witnesses that she appears to have been the victim of a severe whipping. Inside the castle’s dungeon, the remains of a whipping post can still be seen.
An exhibition of castle photos will be presented at the opening on Saturday. There will be guided tours on Saturday at 11.30am and 2.30pm, with a ‘dungeons and dragons day’on 8 April, and a craft workshop for three to 11-year-olds on 12 April. The castle will be open from 11am to 5pm seven days per week from Saturday through to 30 September.
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