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Dryslwyn Castle

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Carmarthen- I wish this was listed under that town

I found this castle by accident on my way to Carmarthen. It was a total delight on a stunning... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Isle of Man
Well worth the view

Not too bad a climb up to the castle, luckily the day I went it wasn't raining !! A good pair of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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Dryslwyn, Llandeilo, Wales
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All reviews picnic area worth the climb car park towy valley information boards great spot for a picnic sheep poo well worth a visit lovely walk wander around brisk walk beautiful ruin short climb well worth the effort quick visit steep hill views are amazing
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I found this castle by accident on my way to Carmarthen. It was a total delight on a stunning Autumn day. I was up there on my own and thoroughly enjoyed the views and the experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manninagh
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Not too bad a climb up to the castle, luckily the day I went it wasn't raining !! A good pair of walking boots or shoes is a must in my eyes - watch out for sheep poo !! Worth it though for the view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pebblecomber
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A steep but short climb with good path & steps takes you up to the Castle with great views of the valley below and across to Dinefwr Castle & Paxton Tower in the distance. Free car park with plenty of spaces and room for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I visited Dryslwyn Castle in July 2018 with the aim of taking in the views surrounding this monument and to take photographs. My expectations were fully realized. The small path from the road to the castle is rather steep and one should consider this before...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlanT041
Reviewed 16 July 2018

One of a series of small castles overlooking the Towy valley, this is a cracker. More of a fortified village than a castle, there's enough of it left to be interesting and the view to the west and south in particular are dramatis. And it's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Were quite a few steps up to the castle remains, but worth it for the spectacular views. Nice tea rooms nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank z4zulu
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A small castle ruined from the Middle Ages but still well worth a visit for the view alone. On a clear day a great view can be had both up and down the Twyi valley and it’s easy to see why this castle was sited...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DSA402621
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Well, we nearly didn't bother with this castle, we looked up at it from the road & wondered if it was really worth the climb. We had already clambered up hills to visit two other castles earlier in the day, so we decided to park...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MERLION04
Reviewed 8 June 2018

As someone else said, "Picturesque but not too impressive. If you want ruins with a view nearby Carreg Cennen is better and if you want an impressive complete castle, Kidwelly." The ruins of Dinefwr, closer to Llandeilo, are more complete (though not as massive and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MacRossiter
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I say easy, as long as your fit and healthy. I got told about this castle more for its views both up/down the valley, and it did not disappoint either. The castle ruins and sheep are a great friends, so following the paths are easy....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Des T
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Response from Eleanor M | Reviewed this property |
I don't like narrow roads but I found it easily accessible in a car. Hope this helps.