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Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthen

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Kidwelly Castle (Welsh: Castell Cydweli) is a Norman castle overlooking the River Gwendraeth and the town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The origin of this surname traces back to when it was spelled Cygweli which means "swan."

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  • We were staying in Laugharne and, from recommendations on TripAdviser, travelled to Kidwelly to see the castle. We had to book tickets in advance (Covid - limited numbers allowed on site) and left...  more »
  • One of the nicest castles in Wales !! This castle has it all, impressive outer structure along with intricate and well preserved inner elements. It’s been looked after well and is a must do visit...  more »
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  • I took my disabled mother and young daughter. The majority of the castle is flat and easy to maneuver with a pram, but if you want to go up and look from the top of the castle then you need to leave the pram behind. It is a lovely walk around, not too long but just right. It is also dog friendly so that was an added bonus. The staff in the shop were friendly and helpful. There is also a nice walk along the castle and river that leads to a few shops and cafes.
  • One of The Greatest Castle remains in South Wales. Really Grand and marvellous exterior a bit worst if we talking 'bout interiors (some parts of Wall with walk with some ordinary with over the town and river estuary). Cool if you are very into history or want to show some piece of past for kids otherwise find a good spot to have opportunity for a stunning (another) outside pic of one of most famous Welsh Castles and don't forget to visit Industry Museum being in town. In extras : very decent souvenir shop with friendly staff. Entry £4.20 per Adult
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