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Laugharne Castle

Laugharne, Carmarthen SA2 8NU, Wales
44-199-442-7906
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This isn't the best preserved or the most impressive castle in the area but it's still worth a visit. It's set in a beautiful spot with stunning views from the top, a beautiful garden and has its own fascinating history. There's a tiny shop in the entrance and very helpful staff.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited Laugharne Castle at the end of the day and I wished we'd got there earlier. Lovely little castle with beautiful views and grounds. The Curator of the castle was very friendly and happily chatted about the castle and the local area. I'd definitely recommend a visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

compared to Pembroke castle and others surrounding there is not a lot of information about the history of the castle inside. You need a good imagination to work out what could of been where. Kids liked the quiz sheet they were given and the prize bracelet at the end. We were there for only an hour as there was not... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The castle has a lovely position on the edge of the estuary and the views are amazing. Kids had fun exploring the castle and had great fun playing "PAC man" in the maze flower garden!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Large castle in the centre of Laugharne. Prices are reasonable, especially for a pensioner. Staff are very friendly and very helpful. Make sure you see the gazaebo and the tower for the views.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The town is quaint, the castle ruins are worth a look, and as promised lovely views. I do wish more historical information would have been available to help enjoy the castle more. It was a very quick look, and then not much more to explore. But I recommend a visit.

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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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