Sir Robert de Penres, was a Welsh Knight, who married into the powerful de Camville family during the time of Edward III wrath in 1362. The castle was nearly destroyed. All that ramains today is the outerwalls t North and East and the Castle Keep.
The castle continued to be in use as a tenanted farm held from a branch the 18th century.
Penrice Castle is the largest Norman fortification in Gower. It was built during the mid 13 Century replacing an early 12th century ringwork known as Monty Bank located a short distance away.
It was in its glory at a time when the Gower belonged to the princes of Deheubarth where they led many campaigns in an attempt to protect it from the invaders.
Penrice Castle is privately owned and there is no public access to the site, other than by foot. We were there and walked the entire estate. Currently work is in progress to safeguard its future.