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Kidwelly Castle

11 miles from Carmarthen


Kidwelly CastleKidwelly is one of Wales's best kept secrets. It represents a vision of medieval times more complete than many of its better known contemporaries. The castle is remarkably well preserved, a chronicle in stone of the evolution of medieval military architecture.

Its building spans four centuries, from its beginnings as a simple stockade put up by the Normans in 1106 to a powerful concentric 'walls within walls' fortress whose round corner towers echo castles seen on the Crusades. But its most striking feature is the soaring twin - towered Great Gatehouse, completed in 1422 as Kidwelly's chief strong point, which still stands almost to its full height.

Telephone:- +44 1554 890104 - Access:- Kidwelly via A484.

Railway:- Kidwelly 1 mile.

 

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.

Website:- http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/

 

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