The magnificent medieval castle, turned Tudor mansion, later became the perfect antidote to writer's block. Both Dylan Thomas 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.
Dates, times and prices
29 Sep - 30 Sep 2018
11.00am - 4.00pm
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
- Assistance dogs only
- 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 SA33 4SA
Road A4066 from St Clears.
Rail 18km/11mls Carmarthen, on the Swansea-Carmarthen/Milford Haven/Pembroke Dock route.
Bus 100m/110yards, route No 222, Carmarthen-Laugharne/Pendine.
Bike NCN Route No.4 (300m/328yards).
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.