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Laugharne Castle

King Street, Carmarthen SA33 4SA, Wales
+44 1994 427906
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Nice little Castle in a lovely little town

Visited this castle after visiting the Dylan Thomas Boat house. I think it’s one if the smallest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stingytownman
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Family visit

Visited today 14th Aug with our two children aged 5 and 9. Free car park close by and a lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Think Laugharne, think Dylan Thomas. A bittersweet love affair between townsfolk and resident poet, conducted via prickly poems and supremely clever short stories. Think Laugharne, think castle too. The magnificent medieval castle turned Tudor mansion later became the perfect antidote to writer’s block. Both Dylan and author Richard Hughes put pen to paper in the castle’s garden summerhouse. Looking out over the estuary, like an eagle nesting on its eyrie, this impressive relic of ancient times demands you stand and stare. It will simply take your breath away. ‘Brown as owls’ as Mr Thomas put it so eloquently in his ‘Poem in October’. Built in the 13th century by the de Brian family, probably atop an earlier Norman ringwork castle, the solid mansion we see before us is the lasting legacy of Sir John Perrot. It didn’t fare too well during the Civil War. Once captured by Parliamentary forces after a siege, it was partially dismantled.
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King Street, Carmarthen SA33 4SA, Wales
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"car park"
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"well worth a visit"
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"writing room"
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"fabulous views"
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"lovely walk"
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"stunning location"
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"great visit"
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"walk around"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this castle after visiting the Dylan Thomas Boat house. I think it’s one if the smallest castles we have ever visited next to Corfe castle but is really rather charming and in beautiful condition for a ruin. It has nice grounds to wander around...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited today 14th Aug with our two children aged 5 and 9. Free car park close by and a lovely little village lots of eateries and a shop or two. The castle was relatively cheap for entry (£13 odd for family ticket) The ladies on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant walk around the castle, the ruins are in such good condition, missed the local choir singing in the castle grounds... excellent views of the estuary...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely castle and beautiful place, took family to visit Laugharne after watching Keeping Faith. Worth a visit for the views from the towers. Enjoyable hour or so.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Laugharne castle, parked in the nearby free car park and it was just a short walk up the hill to the castle. Small visitor centre and shop at the entrance where we were met by a helpful and welcoming staff member who...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic castle to visit in the village of Laugharne. The castle is easy to find once in Laugharne, there is a free car park right next to the castle, this can get very busy at peak times and when the weather is good. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not an overly big castle ruin but so charming. The man in the entrance shop gave a brief history of the castle to anyone who wished to listen or didn't want to read the information on the walls of the shop. The grounds, more like...More

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Brilliant visit. Only criticism is that they could do with some more info on what each bit of the castle would have been. The staff were friendly, we had access to a lot of the ruins and the grounds were great!!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Wonderful visit - full of history and fantastic views. Not for the less able as steps are steep and can be slippery. Lack of booklets at entrance and staff taking payment not appropriate for job as she really was not bothered about customer service. Get...More

Thank Rana S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

A castle ruin with a nice little Victorian garden and the gazebo where Dylan Thomas wrote sometimes. An interesting addition to the visit to the boathouse.

Thank mcwDurham
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Wrong app, buddy!
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Response from Enid A | Reviewed this property |
I have reread my review of Laugharne Castle and I did not say it was free entrance to the Castle , you must be mixing me up with someone else , E P Adams
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