Monday, 13 February 2012

Kidwelly Castle

After Llansteffan we passed Carmarthen and headed for Kidwelly (Carmarthen isn't covered by CADW)and initially the sun stayed with us.

In its final form it's a classic concentric design

But the weather deteriorated, with the wind picking up and hail showers folowed

Still a site worth visiting









The outer wall

An imposing gatehouse


The important part, the tea shop built into the old city gate that served an excellent Cawl, just the job for a cold day.

2 comments:

Monty said...

Never been there, but it looks a good day out, Will!

Maverick Collecting said...

Another beauty, it funny - these old ruined castles seem to give one a better sense of what went into them and what they could 'do' than the whole ones where it's all hidden by a top-coat of dressed stone...

To paraphrase Mr. Kurtz - badly!

"The Walls! The Walls!"