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Kidwelly Castle

Castle Road | Kidwelly, Carmarthen SA17 5BQ, Wales
44-155-489-0104
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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caerphilly
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good value for money, plenty of space for little ones to explore. Interesting ruins with plenty of historical information

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London, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Surprising amount of the castle still standing and lots to see. Whilst there were good signs in some areas more would have been appreciated especially a sign explaining who built the castle, why it was built on this site and the history of the castle. We visited on a damp Tuesday afternoon when there were few other visitors but I... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a lovely afternoon visiting Kidwelly Castle - there was so much to see and access to most of the structures within the castle and there was also a walk around the remaining ramparts which give stunning views of the local area. Well worth the £4 entry fee (however as English Heritage members we got in for free!) and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this castle, there are lots of towers to climb & ramparts to walk along, good information in the gatehouse area sets the scene well. More left standing than many castles. Good modern toilet facilities & nice shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wonderful large castle with lots still intact. 1000 years of history. To keep the day happy do not follow up in the Ship Aground pub in Pembrey, which has terrible staff, slow service, tables so slopey, bottles slide off it and it's over priced.

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Wales
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Kidwelly Castle is located down a side road in the town with a small number of parking spaces outside. Tickets (adult, full rate) were £4 and I found this to be very good value to roam around the grounds, walls and towers of this compact Norman castle from the 12th century. There's good seating at ground level and it's not... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The castle was great. Hidden from the road other than the gatehouse so we were surprised at how big it was. The lady at the shop was very helpful. At £12 for a family of 4 it was very good value and the items in the shop were also good value.

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

How wrong can you be! Intending to have a quick look round, 3 hours later having been educated somewhat regarding medieval weapons - gruesome - investigated the various staircases, corridors and ramparts we emerged into the bright sunshine totally impressed with both the castle structure itself and the people who bring it to life. If only I'd had time to... More

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

with a very distinct inner Keep and outer wall. The four towers of the keep are all slightly different, and you can clearly see where both the inner and outer walls were raised.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Entry was £4 but we thought it was good. Quite a few walls to walk and towers. Lots of hidey holes. Nice gift shop. The archers were there the day we visited. Walls are marked up with signs and there are boards about to read. Also take a look around the antique shop opposite the enterance. So much to see.... More

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