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Carmarthen Castle

Nott Square, Carmarthen SA32, Wales
+44 1267 231557
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While Carmarthen castle has an impressive history there’s not actually that much left to explore... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Stuart C
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Lots of history

Great place to visit, lots to see and you can virtual walk around the whole place. A great museum... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
LL2theF
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Nott Square, Carmarthen SA32, Wales
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+44 1267 231557
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"tourist information"
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"town centre"
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"worth a visit"
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"strategic position"
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"county council"
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"prison cell"
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"old jail"
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"castle remains"
in 4 reviews
"old police station"
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"overlooking the river"
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"recent visit"
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"interesting visit"
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"free attraction"
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"lots of history"
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"friendly staff"
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

While Carmarthen castle has an impressive history there’s not actually that much left to explore. The most impressive remain are the large gatehouse which you can climb up using a modern staircase. There is a small visitor centre where the staff are really friendly telling...More

Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, lots to see and you can virtual walk around the whole place. A great museum and visual section. Beautiful grounds and the town is great to walk round after. Lots of steep and narrow stairs but that’s expected in a castle....More

Thank LL2theF
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

If you are ever in the town centre of Carmarthen, I would recommend taking a look around the ruins. As you go through the gate in the photo, you will find the tourist information building with the old jail behind. There is a tower filled...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Guided tours are usually run in the summer and are really informational! Even through the winter, there are notice boards supplying historical information! Worth a visit!

Thank Charlie88Mac
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Only a small part of the castle is left but it is still worth a visit, specially as it brings to life some of of the people who lived in Carmarthen in the past.

Thank AnnualOxford
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Castle!? It's just a wall! Absolutely nothing there! Seriously don't recommend visiting, it's a waste of time.

1  Thank lauren905
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

There is not a lot of castle left ,but reading the story's of the pop up figures dotted round you find how hard life was for the Welch people years ago. Good view of the river from top and excellent tourist information office,the staff are...More

Thank lottie49
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Not much remains of Carmarthen Castle, Cromwell and his boys saw to that, but there are interesting bits in it, not least as it was used as the County Jail for a number of years. Make sure you climb the stairs to the top of...More

2  Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Very little left of Carmarthen Castle now, and most of that is occupied by the council. Entry is free. It's cool the way it looks as it dominates the town, and there are some lovely views over the Twyi when you go inside, where you...More

Thank ScouseGirlOnTheMove
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Visited this on a recent visit to Carmarthen - apart from the gatehouse there are a couple of old gaol cells to visit and plenty of local information on offer

Thank Hancocks
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Sorry, this should read Carmarthen, a typo which unfortunately is hard to rectify.
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