Loughor Castle

Local nameLoughor Castle
LocationSwansea, UK

Loughor Castle is a ruined, medieval fortification located in the town of Loughor, Wales. The castle was built around 1106 by the Anglo-Norman lord Henry de Beaumont, during the Norman invasion of Wales. The site overlooked the River Loughor and controlled a strategic road and ford running across the Gower Peninsula. The castle was designed as an oval ringwork, probably topped by wicker fence defences, and reused the remains of the former Roman fort of Leucarum.

Over the next two centuries, the castle was involved in many conflicts. It was attacked and burnt, probably in the Welsh uprising of 1151, and was captured by the forces of Llywelyn the Great in 1215. John de Braose acquired the castle in 1220 and repaired it, constructing a stone curtain wall to replace the older defences.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughor_Castle

Address 6 Station Road, Gorseinon SA4 6TR, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°39'43.843" N -4°4'38.654" E

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