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Laugharne Castle

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Address: King Street, Carmarthen SA33 4SA, Wales
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+44 1994 427906
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10:00 - 17:00
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A great visit

A great place to take the family after coming off the beach, it's a short walk although all uphill to the castle, free entrance and a great place to take breathtaking photographs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A great place to take the family after coming off the beach, it's a short walk although all uphill to the castle, free entrance and a great place to take breathtaking photographs from the castle walls, worthy of the treak up

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely frosty walk along the water side. We wandered along the path and enjoyed Dylan Thomas' boat shed. Lovely place to visit, sadly the castle was closed.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Only drive through area on coach but looked very interesting area with loads of history Market was set up in car park pity coach did not stop Worth a proper visit I thing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful hidden gems of West wales .you can walk up and into the castle and up the turrets with amazing views at the top .there is a walk around the castle too which can be muddy .and takes you down into Scots bay .beautiful place .

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

nice attraction in a good scenic area worth visiting whenever you are travelling through or visiting this part of west wales , of course famous for its Dylan Thomas connections

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely castle ruins in lovely grounds it's beautiful and reasonably priced as well though staff need training on how to listen!!!!! Apart from that it was lovely

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice frontage but not a lot left unfortunately. Stands overlooking the Taf estuary. Laugharne was probably founded in the early 12th Century.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Laugharne castle is a 12 th century ruin but an impressive one also , set on a rise with flat bleak large shore land , well sighted to decimate your enemy before they can reach you . The village is also renown as Dylan Thomas lived there in the Boathouse round the corner from the castle , there is also... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited again this summer. Only ruinings left, but nice to walk around and enjoy the stunning views across the estuary and Ferryside over the other side of the estuary. Like most castles , a steepish walk up to it.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Kidwelly is much better, ut if you've seen that one go to this one next! You can climb to a decent height, read some interesting history and see somewhere Dylan Thomas wrote a poem. One downside was no chilled products in the shop, just some warm overpriced artisan drinks.

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