Oystermouth Castle is located overlooking Swansea Bay on the east side of the Gower Peninsula near the Welsh village of Mumbles. The castle was first owned and built by Henry Beaumont, the first Norman to become a lord of Gower. His family owned it until the 13th century when King John passed ownership to the De Breoses In the 13th century the de Breoses were lords of Gower and held the castle, and towards the end of the century Oystermouth rather than Swansea became their principal residence. Edward I paid a brief visit here in December 1284. Image File history File links Oystermouth_Castle. ... Image File history File links Oystermouth_Castle. ... Swansea Bay (Welsh: Bae Abertawe) is an inlet of the Bristol Channel lying south of Swansea, Wales. ... Rhossili Beach on the Gower peninsula of South Wales The Gower peninsula (Welsh: GÅµyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy - Queen Queen Elizabeth II - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056 Area - Total 20,779 kmÂ² (3rd in... Mumbles village, Wales Mumbles (otherwise The Mumbles â Welsh Y Mwmbwls) is an extremely large village and adjacent headland stretching into Swansea Bay. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 â 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch (1. ...
Categories: Wales castle stubs | Castles in Wales | Archaeological Sites in Swansea | Culture of Swansea | Buildings and structures in Swansea The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...
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