Laugharne Castle

Accredited Attraction - Wales
  • Laugharne Castle

    Laugharne Castle

  • Laugharne Castle

    Laugharne Castle

  • Laugharne Castle

    Laugharne Castle

  • Laugharne Castle

    Laugharne Castle

  • Laugharne Castle

    Laugharne Castle

Think Laugharne, think Dylan Thomas. A bittersweet love affair between townsfolk and resident poet, conducted via prickly poems and supremely clever short stories. Think Laugharne, think castle too. The magnificent medieval castle turned Tudor mansion later became the perfect antidote to writer’s block. Both Dylan 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.

Make time to stroll through the castle’s Victorian gardens before heading for the foreshore to take in the views. Pop in at the Boat House before you call in at one of Dylan’s watering holes for some liquid refreshment. Cheers.

This site is included in one of our guidebooks.  Visit our online shop to find out more.

Current times and prices

Dates
3 November 2014 - 31 March 2015

Times
Closed

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Facilities and information

Disabled access Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Portable induction loop
  • 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
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Directions

Postcode SA33 4SA

Car Road A4066 from St Clears.

Rail Rail 18km/11mls Carmarthen, on the Swansea-Carmarthen/Milford Haven/Pembroke Dock route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.