Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthen: Hours, Address, Laugharne Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Laugharne Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Advance booking required Mighty medieval castle, Tudor mansion and poet’s hideout This is the ‘brown as owls’ castle beloved of Dylan Thomas, Laugharne’s most famous resident. He wrote Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog in the castle summerhouse perched above glorious views of the Taf estuary. Here two giant medieval stone towers stand guard over the remains of a magnificent Tudor mansion, all set in 19th century ornamental gardens. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures. Advance booking required.
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK602 contributions
Beautiful castle - a must-see
Sep 2021
This is a wonderful castle situated inthe very pretty villagte of Laughharne. Although a ruin, iy has been preserved with care and you get a real sensation of how it would have been.
Written September 26, 2021
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Sue D
Colchester, UK44 contributions
Lovely views
Sep 2021
We visited Laugharne castle on a drizzly Friday in September. It was nice to wander around the castle ground although the site is not huge the view from the tower is very good. You can see most of the town and estuary.
Written September 19, 2021
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ChrisABCDEFG
Coventry, UK27 contributions
Nice Little Castle
Jul 2021
Nice castle, not the biggest one. Helpful staff. As a warning, if you are going in the summer holidays they don't accept the 2 for 1 vouchers.
Written August 2, 2021
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Karen Tann
416 contributions
Picturesque Castle
Jun 2021 • Couples
I must confess that we did not visit the inside of the castle but after parking near to it we walked past on the way to Dylan Thomas Boathouse. We were very taken by the imposing building and the beautiful landscape it was part of with stunning views across the estuary. If we had not been in a time of Covid precautions when it was necessary to book tickets online ahead of a visit to the castle I would have been inspired to go inside.
Written July 24, 2021
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chocolatechip100
London, UK88 contributions
Beautiful castle with lovely views
Jun 2021
We went to this castle after looking up places to visit in Carmarthenshire. It is a lovely spot with wonderful views. There is a quaint little gift shop on site and beautifully maintained lawns. There is even a 'homage' to Dylan Thomas on the grounds.

Limited but free parking nearby.

It's worth a visit if you are in the area and enjoy historical buildings.
Written June 30, 2021
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Antal
Woodford Green, UK607 contributions
Truly atmospheric
Jun 2021
Fascinating place - so atmospheric and full of history. We were only sorry that social distancing meant that the stairs to the tower had been closed so we did not see the view from the top- although the view from the ground is pretty spectacular.
Written June 26, 2021
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AnneCissie
Ramsbottom, UK274 contributions
Powerful settinb
May 2021 • Couples
Situated in a beautiful spot with great views and a majestic building . Lovely sense of history in the awesome castle
Written May 9, 2021
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happybigfamily2016
Exeter, UK54 contributions
very interesting to visit
Apr 2021
What a wonderful place to visit, both the castle and the village, the staff were extremely friendly and we had an amazing hour there. Great that it is free but I thing a vey small charge should be applied to help out, same as the car park at the bottom of the road
Written April 17, 2021
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Beth C
Cardiff, UK12 contributions
Beautiful setting
Apr 2021
We visited on the last day of our holiday and had a wonderful welcome from the lovely Cadw staff there. We really appreciated being able to bring in our dogs on leads, who were offered a drink of water from a bowl set aside for that purpose. I would recommend getting a guide book as the information signs are limited, however, the visit itself was very special. The view from the parapet looks over the spectacular estuary that inspired Dylan Thomas. The castle, whilst a ruin, is immaculately maintained and this was a definite holiday highlight. Personal thanks extended to the staff who couldn't have been kinder.
Written April 16, 2021
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williamskdn
Pontypridd, UK777 contributions
Great views and walks
Apr 2021 • Couples
Great castle with some amazing views from the walls. The staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of nice walks nearby.
Written April 3, 2021
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