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Kidwelly Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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  • Photo of Kidwelly Castle
  • Photo of Kidwelly Castle
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The late 13th century castle of the de Chaworths has a small square inner ward with four tall round corner towers. The east side has remains of domestic buildings and a projecting chapel and backs onto a steep drop to a river. The other three sides are enclosed in a semi-circular outer wards with D-shaped towers and a large gatehouse at the south end. This gatehouse was rebuilt after an attack by Owain Glyndwr in 1403.  There is access to several tower tops and both  curtain wall-walks.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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