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Entry to the castle is free and as many have already said there’s really only one wall of the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
BusterMum
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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While Carmarthen castle has an impressive history there’s not actually that much left to explore... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Stuart C
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

As there isn't much there, it's not worth making the effort to go unless you're just passing. It is free to go in, but there is only one wall standing, plus there are several interactive information posts, but they are broken!

1  Thank Lindylou146
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Entry to the castle is free and as many have already said there’s really only one wall of the original castle left, but there’s lots of historic information available so it is well worth a short visit. We spent under an hour and that was...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

While Carmarthen castle has an impressive history there’s not actually that much left to explore. The most impressive remain are the large gatehouse which you can climb up using a modern staircase. There is a small visitor centre where the staff are really friendly telling...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, lots to see and you can virtual walk around the whole place. A great museum and visual section. Beautiful grounds and the town is great to walk round after. Lots of steep and narrow stairs but that’s expected in a castle....More

Thank LL2theF
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you are ever in the town centre of Carmarthen, I would recommend taking a look around the ruins. As you go through the gate in the photo, you will find the tourist information building with the old jail behind. There is a tower filled...More

Thank danfoster40
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Guided tours are usually run in the summer and are really informational! Even through the winter, there are notice boards supplying historical information! Worth a visit!

Thank Charlie88Mac
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Only a small part of the castle is left but it is still worth a visit, specially as it brings to life some of of the people who lived in Carmarthen in the past.

Thank AnnualOxford
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Castle!? It's just a wall! Absolutely nothing there! Seriously don't recommend visiting, it's a waste of time.

1  Thank lauren905
Reviewed 18 October 2017

There is not a lot of castle left ,but reading the story's of the pop up figures dotted round you find how hard life was for the Welch people years ago. Good view of the river from top and excellent tourist information office,the staff are...More

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Not much remains of Carmarthen Castle, Cromwell and his boys saw to that, but there are interesting bits in it, not least as it was used as the County Jail for a number of years. Make sure you climb the stairs to the top of...More

2  Thank KevinSadler2364
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