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Laugharne Castle

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

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
jane D
Newquay, United Kingdom
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank jane D
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank jodycav
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 .

Thank Rachel D
Solva, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Mark G
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

Thank ProjectAlice56
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.

Thank Felixstowe2016
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Enid A
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.

Thank Val W
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13 reviews
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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.

Thank walternmonic
Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I would thoroughly recommend Laugharne Castle, as one of CADW's gems. Its location beside the Taf estuary, its links with Dylan Thomas and the wealth of bird life on views from its walls would make it one of the best Norman castles to visit in southern Wales. There is, in truth, little in terms of interpretation at the site and... More 

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