Castles monuments in Carmarthenshire & Swansea
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Carmarthenshire & Swansea

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Carmarthenshire & Swansea...

Carmarthenshire & Swansea Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

Laugharne Castle

Market St, Laugharne, Carmarthen SA33 4SA
Tel: 01994 427906

Re-opened to the public in the July of 1996 after twenty years of extensive excavation and restoration, Laugharne castle stands on a low ridge overlooking the wide Taf river estuary and perhaps is today better know for its associations with the poet Dylan Thomas instead for its picturesque location. One of a string of fortresses controlling the ancient road of communication along the south Wales coast line the castle as a long and chequered history. It was originated as a Norman earth and timber stronghold, mentioned in about 1116 as the castle of Robert Courtemain, (but the first record of the Norman castle is dated 1189), re-built in stone during the 13th and 14th centuries by the various successive generations of the de Brian family. Great parts of their works still survive, including the domed round keep tower and the protruding mighty gatehouse of the inner bailey constructed in a warm red-brown sandstone with distinctive green stone addictions.

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Swansea Castle

Castle Street, Swansea
Tel: 01267 233776

It stands on a cliff top, below which the river Tawe originally flowed, and its position was strategic: it commanded the lowest crossing of the river, the main east-west route in south Wales, and a good harbour.

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Dinefwr Park and Castle

Llandeilo, SA19 6RT
Tel: 01558 823902

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The National Showcaves Centre For Wales

Abercrave, Swansea, SA9 1GJ
Tel: 01639 730284
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