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“Small but pleasant”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Carmarthen Castle

Carmarthen Castle
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Carmarthen
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Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Small but pleasant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Anicent ruin but rather small -best take a quick look, climb up , take a photo then carry on down into the lovely old town -lots of pubs and pub meals, good places to sit and eat around the castle area.

Visited September 2012
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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“Not much left but friendly staff and great jail tour”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately there is not much of the castle left but what there is you can wander all over including with dogs. We visited on Halloween and they were giving tours of the old jailhouse that is on the castle site. The tour was personally hosted and we were given a good run down on the history of the castle and jail house and some magic whilst in the cells. Very good, informative and interesting. i even learnt the meaning of "being banged up in jail". Recommended to visit but as I say not as much left as many other castle ruins that you can visit in the area.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A gem of a castle”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The remains of this castle are fascinating The sheer solidity brings history to life. Just think what this castle has seen and what stories the walls could tell
There is an excellent film on how the castle would have looked in its former glory
The lady manning the desk was very helpful and welcoming.

The chip shop in carmarthen serves the freshest fish I have ever tasted.
I shall make another visit to Carmarthen it is superb

Visited October 2012
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Somerset
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Ruined Castle”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Good view down to the river, tourist info office located within the castle grounds - lady there, helpful and knowledgeable.

Visited October 2012
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“Great historical interest.”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Castle restaurant was above average. The town itself is beautifully located and has many places of interest, both shops and restaurants. A walk along side the river in the sunshine will be repeated next visit.

Visited September 2012
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