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Kidwelly Castle

Address: Castle Road | Kidwelly, Carmarthen SA17 5BQ, Wales
Phone Number: 44-155-489-0104
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A good place to visit though the town has little else... The castle is large enough to occupy a few hours with a good selection of information boards Excellent access to towers and ramparts with good views over the countryside... Not many parking spaces... Nice little walk down to the river......... A pleasant way to spend an afternoon as an... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having visited Pembroke Castle last year (which is huge) I certainly wasn't expecting much from Kidwelly. How wrong I was. This is absolutely fascinating and we walked around with a sense of awe and wonderment. Being just out of season we were just 2 of 6 people wandering around so had plenty of time to take things in and enjoy... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

6 of us visited Kidwelly ranging in age from 18 to 78. It was a magnificent day blotted only by the fact that we forgot our picnic and the local cafe was shut. The venue wasn't busy and we were allowed to take our dog in too. We loved the castle, the deer and the Kings throne in the high... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a great time here and the weather was dry for a change ! The children loved it . Very interesting. Also a little shop to buy souvenirs. Well worth a visit. Well priced.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoy visiting castles but had somehow missed this one until now. Location did not appear very promising but it turned out to be a must see. It gave a very good impression of how dangerous life could have been in its heyday, it still appears very strong. After cracking head several times going into rooms under gatehouse there were... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Well worth a visit. This castle is in such great condition considering it is around 800 years old. You get a real sense of what it was like to live in medeaval times. Great views from the castle walls. Small gift shop selling predictable goods.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I know that Wales is famous for its castles, but this one is definitely one of the best. A photographers delight with plenty of shots open to the imagination. Dont miss it otherwise you will regret it!

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Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great day out today with the family at Kidwelly castle. Great bit of history here with fantastic views. The structure and exposed foundation layout gives you a great insight to castle life. Definitely the best castle in Carmarthenshire.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The best £4 per person I have spent in a long time. The gatehouse is an historical gem, the rest of the castle is also beautifully cared for. Get a guide book for £4 and follow the route around the castle from the book. A must see for any history fans.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This might not be the biggest castle but there is plenty to see and explore. Part of the outer walls remain accessible to walk round with views over the town to the river estuary. There are also a couple of towers for children to explore. There is a small car park close to the castle with a short walk into... More

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