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Laugharne Castle

Laugharne, Carmarthen SA2 8NU, Wales
44-199-442-7906
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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English first
Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

a lots happening at Laugharne Castle this year. A Hundred years since the birth of Dylan Thomas and this is being celebrated at the Castle during the year we were lucky enough to be there to see the Peregrine Falcon Displays Marquee to see Films the Children reciting Dylan Thomas works a friendly reception from the Lady in the shop... More

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Skewen, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The castle is set on a cliff overlooking the estuary and across to the Gower. The town is small but a great visitor attraction because of the association with Dylan Thomas as this is where he did a lot of his writing from the boathouse just by the castle. The walk below the castle takes you along the estuary shore.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Laugharne is a lovely little town that we fell in love with, the castle has lovely views over the estuary. There are nice gardens inside the castle and there is a lovely peaceful atmosphere. There is a writing room perched on the castle walls where Dylan Thomas wrote some of his works. The lady in the shop was very friendly... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This isn't the biggest of the castles in Wales but it is certainly up there for the views. It looks quite imposing from the car park but once inside it is a compact site with amazingly well-kept gardens. There is a tower that can be climbed to see views across the estuary and beyond. These can also be seen by... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It was a truly beautiful castle set within wonderful grounds and a lovely town. Although the castle and grounds are small it would have been so much better if there were some more signs or explanations about the castles history and features. We spent a lot of the time thinking of questions that we couldn't answer because the history wasn't... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It's not a very big estate, but I really enjoyed that. It was so quite, tranquill, and lovely with the lawn. Along the wall you can see the River and the tide. It was really lovely. Have a picnic, or read a book, or anything, I think you'll have fun.

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bridgnorth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

From the outside the castle looked very imposing but when inside there was very little to see. There could have been more information points explaining the original layout and there was too much emphasis on the gardens. After visiting Kidwelly Castle this was quite disappointing.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Overlooking the estuary and salt marches the castle stands majestic and befitting the 'Heron Priested Shore' so loved by Dylan Thomas. At its best early morning or before sunset a place to unwind and relax. Not to be missed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Be prepared to take dozens of photographs of this incredibly picturesque ruin. A magnificent castle overlooking the town.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are stunning views over the estuary and lots of information about the history of the castle. Not very famous, and not much in the way of facilities, but a very good way to fill a couple of hours between a walk along the foreshore to Dylan's writing shed, after lunch in town,and then a walk back again to the... More

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