Llansteffan Castle, Llansteffan

4.8
#4 of 18 in Historic Sites in Carmarthenshire
A privately owned monument, Llansteffan Castle sits on a steep promontory and overlooks the estuary of the Towy River. Dating back to the 12th century, the castle was a stronghold for the princes of Deheubarth and later the Normans. After being neglected for years, the monument passed into state care in the 1950s. Today, local owners work hard to preserve the site and ensure visitors enjoy it during their tours. Please check out the website for further details. To visit Llansteffan Castle on your trip to Llansteffan, use our Llansteffan trip planner .
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  • Great place, meditation. The castle, partially ruined, but with some architectural element still pious, is placed above a small hill near the village. From the parking lot in a quarter of an hour walk you are at the top. Up there, a spectacular view of the estuary of three rivers in the colors of low tide. Free of both parking and entrance.
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  • Quite a steep walk up to the ruins, but well worth the climb. Check out the stone staircase that takes you up three stories to excellent views.  more »
  • A large castle ruin, with a nice gatehouse to explore, and wonderful views across both counrtyside and sea. There is no entry charge. The walk up to it is pleasant too.  more »
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  • Best castle ruins I've ever been to. A steep walk up, but we'll worth it for ruins that can be explored, including climbing spiral staircases and seeing the portcullis slots and murder holes! Not to mention the most breathtaking views over green hills to the one side and sparkling diamond ocean to the other.
  • I've never seen such an extensive castle layout and the information boards around gave a real picture of how this castle was used. Full marks to the folk who keep this open, which is great to visit and learn from. The views from the top are brilliant too (see the pictures attached).
  • Beautiful ruined Norman castle with views across Carmarthen bay from the tower. Easily accessible via a short climb up a lane from the beach. Great place to explore all the nooks and crannies or have a picnic. There is no charge for entry.
  • I love this castle. Fun trek up to it. Free admission. Great views, for miles. Intact rooms to explore. Unfortunately some broken glass in the rooms of the Gate Passage (-1 star) - so pick up, or avoid with your dog. A lovely place for a picnic.
  • Nice place for a picnic and a bit of a history. Amazing views. Clean and well maintained grounds. Dogs are welcome. Free entrance
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