Kidwelly Castle
CADW - Impressive remains of a castle established as a huge earthwork in the early 12th century. The stone castle was first raised by the de Chaworths, and was much modified later by the earls (later dukes) of Lancaster...
CastleExplorer.co.uk - Kidwelly Castle began as a semi-circular earthwork built on a ridge above the River Gwendraeth by Roger de Caen, Bishop of Salisbury, early in the 12th century. A memorial outside the main gate of the castle commemorates the death of Gwenllian - wife of Gruffudd ap Rhys, Lord of Deheubarth - who was killed in battle as she led Welsh forces against the castle in 1136...
Croeso.com - Kidwelly is one of Wales's best kept secrets. It represents a vision of medieval times more complete than many of its better known contemporaries. The castle is remarkably well preserved, a chronicle in stone of the evolution of medieval military architecture...
CastleWales.com - Kidwelly is a mighty and imposing monument of Norman power. It is also a beautiful example of castle development, as the castle was dramatically altered on a number of occasions to conform to the latest thinking in military science...
GreatCastlesOfWales.co.uk - Kidwelly is one of the finest castles in South-West Wales, it remains remarkably intact. Dominating a long disputed region, the strong and splendid castle developed during more than three centuries of Anglo-Norman/Welsh warfare: a chronicle in stone of medieval fortress technology. With its walls within walls fortifications Kidwelly looks today as an outstanding examples of late 13th century castle design...
TheHeritageTrail.co.uk - Perched high on the banks of the River Gwendraeth are the impressive remains of a stone castle on the site of some extensive 12th century earthworks. The earliest castle was probably an earth and timber 'ringwork', built in the first half of the 12th century when the town of Kidwelly was developed under Bishop Roger...
CastleSights.com - Kidwelly Castle is one of the finest and most well preserved castle ruins in Wales. The castle is situated on a prominent ridge overlooking the tidal River Gwendraeth. It is part of a chain of castles built along the coastal road during the Norman advance throughout Henry I's reign...
WalesFlexiPass.com - Free entry for one adult or child when accompanying an adult paying the normal admission price with the voucher contained within the travel guide pack and a valid ticket from the Freedom of Wales Flexi Pass range...