This castle is one of Wales’s best-kept secrets. Kidwelly, overlooking the River Gwendraeth. The castle is remarkably well preserved but its most arresting feature has to be its great gatehouse, completed in 1422.
The Tin Plate Works
This Museum houses the oldest surviving tinplate works in Europe. Sited a mile outside the historic town of Kidwelly the museum houses the second oldest recorded tinplate works in the UK.
A new walking and cycling route linking the villages of Pembrey and Kidwelly with Pembrey Country Park, Burry Port and the Millennium Coastal Path has recently opened for tourists and local users..
Riverside walk will take you along the tidal Gwendraith river where you will end up at the at entrance the imposing castle monument built by the Normans. The castle is so well-preserved it’s a match for any of the great castles of Wales.
Riverside walks will take you southwards to the sea via an ancient quay that was served by the world’s oldest recorded industrial canal system created by Thomas Kymer. The canals brought coal from Pembrey and Llanelli.
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