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Review of Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Think Laugharne, think Dylan Thomas. A bittersweet love affair between townsfolk and resident poet, conducted via prickly poems and supremely clever short stories. Think Laugharne, think castle too. The magnificent medieval castle turned Tudor mansion later became the perfect antidote to writer’s block. Both Dylan 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.
Reviewed 18 May 2014

It's not a very big estate, but I really enjoyed that.
It was so quite, tranquill, and lovely with the lawn.
Along the wall you can see the River and the tide. It was really lovely.
Have a picnic, or read a book, or anything, I think you'll have fun.

Thank Anita Z
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

From the outside the castle looked very imposing but when inside there was very little to see. There could have been more information points explaining the original layout and there was too much emphasis on the gardens. After visiting Kidwelly Castle this was quite disappointing.

1  Thank jacky a
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Overlooking the estuary and salt marches the castle stands majestic and befitting the 'Heron Priested Shore' so loved by Dylan Thomas. At its best early morning or before sunset a place to unwind and relax. Not to be missed.

Thank Celticbluestone
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Be prepared to take dozens of photographs of this incredibly picturesque ruin. A magnificent castle overlooking the town.

Thank artmiller
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

There are stunning views over the estuary and lots of information about the history of the castle. Not very famous, and not much in the way of facilities, but a very good way to fill a couple of hours between a walk along the foreshore to Dylan's writing shed, after lunch in town,and then a walk back again to the Boathouse for a cream tea overlooking the estuary. Free all-day parking next to the castle (but beware of flooding at high tides).

1  Thank san_thur
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