Set in a picturesque location overlooking the River Gwendraeth, just a few miles from the stunning South Wales, Kidwelly Castle is one of the most impressive historic buildings in the area and a must-see for holidaymakers staying in nearby Llanelli. Thanks to the good transport links between the town and the castle, visitors staying in Llanelli’s hotels will be able to reach Kidwelly Castle quickly and easily.
Located just nine miles north west of Llanelli, Kidwelly Castle makes a great day trip for holidaymakers staying in the town’s hotels. Easy to reach by road, rail and bus, a visit to the castle is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip to the region.
The ruins still visible on the site were built between 1200 and 1476 and show the evolution of castle building and military understanding during this period.
Today, the castle walls, layout and basic structure are relatively well preserved, and anyone interested in history, castle building or Welsh culture is sure to thoroughly enjoy a trip to Kidwelly.
Historic Breaks Near Kidwelly Castle
If you’re planning to visit Kidwelly Castle while you’re in South Wales, there’s a good chance you’ll also be interested in the other historic attractions the region has to offer.
As Kidwelly was originally part of series of strongholds built by the Normans to protect their new Welsh conquests from the locals, there are several other castles and historic buildings in the nearby area.
Visitors staying at the hotels in Llanelli will find many of the most famous attractions within easy reach like the ruined Loughor Castle, the beautiful Llansteffan Castle and the imposing Laugharne Castle.
As these sites are less straightforward to reach by public transport, holidaymakers staying in one of Llanelli’s hotels will find it easier to explore the region’s historic attractions by car.
The Best Hotels for Romantic Getaways Near Kidwelly Castle
With its lush, rolling landscape, historic castles and picturesque setting on the South Wales Coast, the area around Kidwelly Castle is perfect for a romantic weekend away.
Couples who want to explore the stunning historic buildings and sights in the nearby area should look at hotels in Llanelli. Centrally located for Kidwelly Castle as well as several other attractions in the area, the hotels in Llanelli will make the perfect base for your romantic getaway.
Where to Stay for Active Holidays Near Kidwelly Castle
Close to both the rugged coastline and the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire, the area around Kidwelly Castle is well suited to holidaymakers who want to get out and explore the Welsh countryside.
If you choose to stay at one of the excellent hotels in Llanelli, you’ll be able to use the regional train network to get out and about in the local area. Alternatively, visitors can explore nearby attractions by car, with many castles and historic sights within a short drive of Llanelli.