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“Ok, but a bit dissapointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence
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Northampton, UK
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Ok, but a bit dissapointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Nice big castle with lots to discover and lovely riverside walks, however we weren't provided with any information on the castle, and there were no plaques inside so whilst it was nice to visit on the day, a little more informaiton would have been nice.

Visited August 2012
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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lucky find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Just driving along, taking any turn that looked interesting, we came upon Kidwelly Castle.
First surprise was the fee - only £3.20 each!! Second surprise was the castle itself - absolutely amazing. Fantastic condition considering its age. Easy access to much of the ruins, slightly more difficult to some areas, such as the towers. We spent three hours exploring. What a great find. Even the dogs liked it!!
Follow up your visit with a 2 minute walk to the Gate House in Castle Street for a better meal than most restaurants manage. (I am posting a review under Restaurants)

Visited September 2012
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A good example. Great location and well preserved.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Nice castle and dog friendly although not allowed above ground level. Great location and you can climb to the top of the battlements for a good view over the surrounding area. Seems pretty well preserved and well looked after. Parking spaces pretty limited though. Staff friendly. Recommended to visit.

Visited August 2012
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ruislip, uk
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great castle, fine example on a good day, super staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great example of a castle, which we were treated to an art exhibition too. the staff are especially friendly and hilarious to chat to. well worth a visit, and the small car park is free. no cafe but there is a little shop. there is a good cafe down the road though.

Visited September 2012
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Pembrey, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“You Should Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

It's been about 10 years since we last visited this Castle.
Was very good when we visited so I'm working on them memories.
Think it would still be the same. Give it a go.

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