Kidwelly Castle

Situated in the village of Kidwelly this castle is a good example of a Norman fortification. Originally a timber structure built on a bank and surrounded by a ditch it was attacked by the Welsh in the 12th~early 13th century and later destroyed by fire. Rebuilt about 1190 by Lord Rhys, but was back in Norman hands in 1201. There are plenty of features still intact and the castle is well worth a visit.

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Pictured left is the 14th~15th century Great Gatehouse.which could still be defended even if the main castle was taken.

 

 

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The town of Kidwelly still retains the pattern of a Medieval walled town, and although the walls have long gone, the remains of the 14th century South gate (above) still stands on the main street.

( note nice little pub to the left).

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Opening times

Dates Times

21 March - 30 June 2015 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

1 July - 31 August 2015 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

1 September - 31 October 2015 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

 

Admission costs

Adult - £4.00

Family - £12.00*

Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £3.00

Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free

*Admits 2 adults and all children under 16

 

Prices valid until 31 March 2016