Oxwich Village, Swansea County, old County of West Glamorgan (Gower). Location: off A4118, 11m (17km) W of Swansea. Notable for Penrice Castle. Description: Popular spot on south Gower coast on western end of sandy Oxwich Bay. AONB: Gower Peninsula. Beach: Sands along Oxwich Bay extend for 3 miles (5 kilometres). Castles: Oxwich Castle (Cadw) is a fortified Tudor house of substantial design with mock-military embellishments; built in 16th century, probably on the site of an earlier castle. Penrice Castle stands in Penrice Park (private); a ruin dating from medieval times; also a 19th-century mansion. Church: Small Church of St Illtud delightfully located along headland towards Oxwich Point; medieval in origin. Nature reserve: Oxwich National Nature Reserve encompasses dunes, a freshwater marsh and woodlands; noted for its bird and plant life; visitor centre, trails. Popular spot on south Gower coast on western end of sandy Oxwich Bay.