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Two great attractions and a pub lunch in Kidwelly – all in one day

Kidwelly Castle and Kidwelly Industrial Museum

Set just inland from the Carmarthenshire coast, Kidwelly Castle and Industrial Museum make a great day out. The kids will love exploring the Castle and the museum has some great exhibits that the whole family will enjoy.

Kidwelly Castle

The Castle is situated in Kidwelly Town – follow the brown Cadw signs.

Building started in the 1200’s and the Castle is still in relatively great condition. You will be greeted by a huge gatehouse which hides the inner bailey and it’s four towers.

The curtain wall is built in a semi circular fashion and as you would expect commands good views of the surrounding Town and countryside.

Alongside the Castle is a small Cadw run shop, where you can buy tickets to enter the Castle plus informative booklets to help you discover more about Kidwelly Castle.

Map showing Kidwelly Castle, The Mason’s Arms, and Kidwelly Industrial Museum

The Mason’s Arms

The Mason’s Arms is situated on Water Street in Kidwelly. If you are parked in the Castle car park you are within walking distance. From the Castle walk down Castle Road to New Street, turn right and then right again into Water Street. The pub is some 100 meters on your left. Look out for the thatched roof.

Kidwelly Industrial Museum

To get to Kidwelly Industrial Museum, follow the one way system from the Castle car park to the T-junction, turn right on to New Street and then right again in to Water Street. Continue on until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout take the second exit on to the A484 sign posted Burry Port. Take the next right on to the unclassified road, follow this until you have crossed over two small bridges, the Industrial Museum will now be on your left.

Opened seasonally from Easter through to the end of September, please check their web site here Kidwelly Museum opening times, the Museum houses the only surviving tinplate works in Britain.

Inside Kidwelly Castle Inside Kidwelly Castle
View from Castle Walls View from Castle Walls
Heavy Machinery at the Museum Heavy Machinery at the Museum
Crane at the Museum Crane at the Museum

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