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Kidwelly Town Information

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Kidwelly Castle - Photo © John Atherton
Kidwelly Castle - Photo: John Atherton CCL

A sleepy village near Llanelli, Kidwelly is dominated by the ruins of an immense Norman castle built in the 12th century by the Bishop of Salisbury.

Below it runs the River Gwenddraeth. The castle was besieged in 1136 by Grufyddd ap Rhys ap Tewdwr whose princess, Gwenllian, was killed in the battle.

The village also boasts a medieval bridge and town gate.