Tourism policy offers rare chance to see inside Swansea Castle

medieval Swansea CastletoursSwansea Council has announced the city centre castle will be open to the public this weekend as part of Swansea’s St David’s week celebrations.

Tours will take place every half-hour between 10am and 4pm on the Saturday, 25 February and 11am and 3.30pm on the Sunday, 26 February.

It’s only the third time in decades that people will have the chance to explore the historic attraction. Visitors will be able to access parts of the castle including the whole of the first floor, several vaulted rooms of the medieval castle and the cells of the 18th century prison.

The access is being made possible thanks to funding from the Welsh Government. The funding meant experts were able to clear the castle courtyard of debris, undertake vital archaeological work and expose the historic attraction’s medieval layers.

Castle tours will coincide with the Get Welsh event at Castle Square from 9am to 5pm on both Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26.

“Castle Square will be a hive of activity on February 25 and February 26. This will help boost city centre footfall while giving people the chance to celebrate everything that makes us so proud to be Welsh.”

Swansea Castle was founded in 1106 by Henry de Beaumont who was later given the Lordship of Gower by King Henry I. It originally consisted of earthworks and timber defences.

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