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Carmarthen Castle

Address: Nott Square, Carmarthen SA32, Wales
Phone Number: 44-126-723-1557
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Ranked #17 of 30 things to do in Carmarthen
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You will not have to spend long here to get a feel for the castle as there is not much left of the ruins but it is an interesting place nonetheless. You will have great views, pop in if you're in the town centre!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love this caslte.There are only bit's of it left but the view's are still amazing. Once you know the history of it...Well it becomes a favorite castle. It's all down to the location & being the easiest place to cross the river. Thousands of year's ago the Celts had an extensive trade network from Carmarthen. The roman's were here... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Found the castle while looking for the tourist information, has lots of interactive boards for the children to listen to and press, the views from the castle are good and the castle ruins are interesting to walk round and admission is free.

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South Coast
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The remains of the castle are free for the public to wander round, although they are restricted by the County Hall building built within the walls. There are notice boards giving information about castle life

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a leaflet and two maps but gave up the search after driving around for nearly two hours. There are NO signs to the castle anywhere around Carmarthen! - not good for visitors

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was ok, free to go and see what was left. On the plus side there was audio information which gave a history of a life of a family of the time.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I hate to admit it but i had never been before dispite visting family here for 9 years. Moved to lampeter in march and my kids were bored of shoppi g so i thought this would offer respite. Its very small and not that impressive in terms of structure but the cell and police station are well done and the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very little to see. It looks great from the outside but was disappointed with the inside. I think a great opportunity has been lost.

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Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
135 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On our way back to Llandudno, from Anglesy, we stopped off for a quick look at the castle. On driving in we saw it in the distance and then 'lost it' - how can you lose such a big castle? Obviously the road markings were not very good as we have driven all over the world, Then we saw it... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
211 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

In response to one of the earlier reviews,it is nonsense to say that everything in England costs,as they put it. Places such as Durham and Salisbury Cathedral,York Railway museums and most London attractions are free and way better than this naff little Castle. I'm site we've got better in Australia! Carmarthen is a dump as well. Go to Cardiff castle... More 

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