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Postcode: SA17 | code search
Population: 3000
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Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire is a seaside town located between Burry Port and Carmarthen. Set in beautiful surroundings, Kidwelly attracts both nature lovers and speed freaks. Three miles away is Pembrey Country Park with spectacular viws and abundance of wildlife. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is also close at hand at Penclacwydd and adjacent to the country park is The Welsh Motor Sports Centre for Formula Three Autocross and Go Karting enthusiasts. A place of great Welsh historical significance, Kidwelly boasts one of the finest castles in Wales ( Built 1106 ) and it was here that Gwenllian - daughter of Llwewellyn , wife of Gryffith ap Rhys ap Tewdwr – took up arms against the forces of King Henry 1. The site of the battle was at Maes Gwenllian ( Gwenllian’s field ) where the vanquished princess and her son were both put to death. It is said that her severed head never left the battlefield - so ghosthunters beware. There is a Gwenllian society here but you could pay homage to her by staying at The Gwenllian Hotel built in the C19 as a fine residence for the owner of Kidwelly tinplate works and now a comfortable and stylish hotel.

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Gwenllian Court Hotel (1.03 miles)

Gwenllian Court Hotel

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Within a 19th-century gentleman's residence on the banks of the Gwendraeth River, Gwenllian Court is in Kidwelly, with has individually designed bedrooms and fine dining.
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Three Rivers Hotel & Spa (3.16 miles)

Three Rivers Hotel & Spa

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Situated on the southern boundary of the Carmarthenshire seaside village of Ferryside, which nestles on the Three Rivers estuary of Carmarthen Bay, the hotel boasts a friendly environment and magnificent views. Overlooking ... More

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Ashburnham Hotel (4.03 miles)

Ashburnham Hotel

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Built as an Inn nearly two centuries ago the Hotel is set in its own grounds and overlooks the Ashburnham golf links.
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Coasting Pilot Hotel (4.44 miles)

Coasting Pilot Hotel

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We are a small hotel set in the wonderful seaside town of Burry Port. The town is the second biggest town in Carmarthenshire with close road and rail links. local ... More

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The Waun Wyllt Inn (5.56 miles)

The Waun Wyllt Inn
The Waun Wyllt Inn was built in the Eighteenth Century and is set in 2 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside. “Waun Wyllt” means the “Wild Moor” or “Wild Meadow”, which is derived from its location nestled ... More | visit website
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Stradey Park Hotel (6.82 miles)

Stradey Park Hotel

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Nestled into a wooded hillside with stunning views over the Gower Peninsula the Stradey Park Hotel offers a wide range of comfortable accommodation including spacious family rooms and luxury suites. It is centrally located ... More

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New Three Mariners (6.99 miles)

New Three Mariners
A warm welcome is waiting for any weary traveller who enters these premises. The Landlord and staff take the time to speak with you and include you in the fun and merriment that erupts at ... More | visit website
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New Three Mariners Inn (7.02 miles)

New Three Mariners Inn
A warm welcome is waiting for any weary traveller who enters these premises. The Landlord and staff take the time to speak with you and include you in the fun and merriment that erupts at ... More | visit website
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Fern Hill Orchard B&B (7.14 miles)

Fern Hill Orchard B&B

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Fern Hill Orchard is a friendly, family run B&B situated in the unique ancient township of Laugharne, whose many customs date back to the 12th century. The B&B is within ... More

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Thomas Arms Hotel (7.20 miles)

Thomas Arms Hotel

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This small, friendly hotel with recently refurbished public areas is 5 minutes’ drive from Parc Trostre retail park and the new rugby stadium. The rooms have an en suite bathroom and are ... More

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