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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Kidwelly Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Details

Find out more about its fascinating history and architecture and take a walk around to appreciate the castle's beautiful setting.

The earliest castle on the site was Norman and made of earth and timber. By the time the 13th century had come along the castle had been rebuilt in stone, following the half-moon shape taken by the Normans.

Kidwelly benefited from the latest thinking in castle design. It had a concentric design with one circuit of defensive walls set within another, to allow the castle to be held even if the outer wall should fall. The great gatehouse was begun late in the 14th century but it wasn't completed until 1422, thanks in part to Owain Glyndwr's efforts to stop it going up in the first place.

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

Gift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Tours will be at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Prices

Free entry

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 Aug Mediaeval Ffair
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors
Sat 28 Oct Spooky Halloween Day

Contact

Enquiries

01554 890104

Address

Kidwelly,
Carmarthenshire,
SA17 5BQ

Location

Directions

Plan route to Kidwelly Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 408070  Lat: 51.73903 Long: -4.30707

M4 West Junction 48 & A4138 signed for Llanelli; take the A484 (signed for Town Centre) and continue on the A484 through Pembrey and on towards Kidwelly. Left at the roundabout where signed for the town and the Castle and continue through the town; the Castle will be signed on the right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Kidwelly station

Facilities

  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups