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 Glyndŵr's efforts to stop it going up in the first place.
Tours will be at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event. Tickets available on the website from the beginning of September. here
Dates, times and prices
23 Sep - 24 Sep 2017
11am - 4pm
Adult - Am ddim / free
Family - Am ddim / free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - Am ddim / free
Member - Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free
Facilities and information
- A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility
- Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
- Dogs on leads welcome
- No smoking
- Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
- This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
Postcode SA17 5BQ
Road Kidwelly via A484.
Rail 2km/1.2mls Kidwelly, on the Swansea-Milford Haven/Pembroke Dock route.
Bus 100m/110yards, route No X11/X12, Swansea-Carmarthen.
Bike NCN Route No.4 (400m/437yards).
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.