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Laugharne Castle

Visited July 2019

Location Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby No
Parking Yes
Facilities Gift Shop, Toilets
Map

 

Laugharne is a pretty town in Carmarthenshire, with lovely views across the estuary and an impressive castle. It is also associated with writer Dylan Thomas who lived in the town for several years. The house he lived in, called the Boat House, can also be visited.

 


 

 


Category: Carmarthenshire

Llansteffan Castle

Visited July 2019

Location Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire
Entrance Fee No 
Railway Station Nearby No
Parking Yes 
Facilities Toilets in Car Park
Map

 

This castle is all about the views- the views from the estuary to the castle high up on the hill, and the views over the estuary from the castle. It is well worth the climb to reach the ruins.

 


 

 


Category: Carmarthenshire

Paxton's Tower

Visited April 2017

Location Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station Nearby No 
Parking Yes 
Facilities None
Map

 

Visible for miles around, Paxton's Tower is an eye-catcher folly. Built by William Paxton in 1806 it was designed to be seen from his nearby estate at Middleton Hall.

 


 

 


Category: Carmarthenshire

Garn Goch Hill Fort

Visited April 2017

Location Near Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station Nearby No 
Parking Yes 
Facilities None
Map

 

Garn Goch is an Iron Age fort, dating back some 2500 years. As such it is one of the oldest sites we have featured on this website (see also Maiden Castle). It is hard to imagine that this remote spot on the Brecon Beacons was once a large fortified settlement, with defensive banks and stone ramparts. 

 


 

 


Category: Carmarthenshire

Llandovery Castle

Visited April 2017

Location Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Entrance Fee No 
Railway Station Nearby Llandovery, approx. 1/2 mile
Parking Yes 
Facilities None
Map

 

One thing you don't have to worry about when visiting Llandovery Castle is where to park- as the castle is in the middle of the town car park, you can quite literally drive up to the base of the motte. The castle is free to visit but the sadly the car park isn't, so do remember to buy a ticket!

 


 

 


Category: Carmarthenshire
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