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Kidwelly Castle

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Address: Castle Road | Kidwelly, Carmarthen SA17 5BQ, Wales
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+44 1554 890104
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Gorgeous Castle!

This is one of my favorite castle ruins. The castle is still very intact and very interesting to tour around. The views from the high walls are beautiful. The grounds are nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cleckrone
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of my favorite castle ruins. The castle is still very intact and very interesting to tour around. The views from the high walls are beautiful. The grounds are nice and next time I would definitely bring a picnic! Very kid friendly

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Thank cleckrone
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This might not be the best known of Wales' castles but is very impressive. One tower is accessible to the top, there are ample interpretation boards and a small but well stocked gift shop.

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Thank Thomas M
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Perched on a tide above a little river this is a beautiful castle. It is fairly well preserved, although not many roofs or floors remain. It is a good example of the concentric castle design and well worth a visit.

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Thank Henchelson
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit to this castle, quite a lot to see and do, lovely grounds and fabulous views, definitely worth a visit

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Solva, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

large castle well worth visiting and travelling to. in good condition and worth taking the time to see when anyone is in this area

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Thank Mark G
Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Kidwelly is one of those castles that still has battlements - well worth a visit though some of them which we had walked along on a visit a few years ago were no longer accessible, presumably because the masonry was not safe now. There is now a small modern entrance/shop and toilets. A proper castle!

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Thank Jan S
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have been to a lot of castles, and for some reason, this month has been a bit of a castle-o-rama; consequently, I have become a touch jaded. However, this one is a beezer! It is one of the most intact castles I have been in, nd is of a seriously significant scale. To do it justice, one would need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A treasure of a Castle, the grounds were well kept and staff in the shop helpful and friendly. You can see for miles around on a clear day from the highest point. Well worth the price. Highly reccomend.

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Thank Jayne J
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wow this castle is definitely worth visiting and it's only £4 for an adult! We took our dog too and then after walking round the castle went for a walk by the river and had fish and chips from in the town

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A beautiful castle, stunning history , well worth a visit , we went with 4 teenagers who all enjoyed climbing up the staircases and exploring this fabulous amazing piece of history , we spent at least an hour here , for around £10 for the family I think it's great value

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