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Kidwelly Castle

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Address: Castle Road | Kidwelly, Carmarthen SA17 5BQ, Wales
Phone Number: +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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Interesting castle ruin

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Thank BPreece
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value at £10.80 for a family ticket, with fun things to keep your kids occupied. We did a Halloween quest looking for pumpkins and learning about the history and legends of the castle, which is beautiful. It's full of spiral staircases and lovely little nooks and crannies for exploring, and the views from the top of the rolling countryside... More 

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