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image for Historical Event item typeOpen Doors at Laugharne Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Open Day, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Historical Event

Historical Event

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The magnificent medieval castle, turned Tudor mansion, later became the perfect antidote to writer's block. Both Dylan Thomas 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.

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 11:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug Medieval Fun Weekend
Wed 30 Aug Flying Kites and Lazy Owls
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors
Sat 28 Oct Spooky Halloween Trail

Contact

Enquiries

01994 427906

Address

Laugharne,
Carmarthenshire,
SA33 4SA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 302108  Lat: 51.77007 Long: -4.46187

From the A40, take the A4066 to St Clears and continue on this road to Laugharne; through the town, pass the Castle on left and continue to car park on left.
Bus: 100m/110 yards, route No 222, Carmarthen-Laugharne/Pendine.
Bike: NCN Route No.4 (300m/330 yards).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Carmarthen station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups