Castell Llansteffan - Ruin - Carmarthenshire - Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 45.960 W 004° 23.443
30U E 404031 N 5735927
Quick Description: Castell Llansteffan Castle - Stands on a headland with stunning views overlooking the sand-flats of the mouth of the river Tywi. The castle changed hands several times over the centuries, due to battles between the Normans and the Welsh.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/14/2013 9:52:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMHV3H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
"Llansteffan Castle stands on a headland overlooking the sand-flats of the mouth of the river Tywi. The natural strength and strategic importance of this stunning location was recognised by the Norman invaders of Wales who established an earth-and-timber enclosure, or 'ringwork', within the ancient defences of an Iron Age fort. The castle controlled an important river crossing and it changed hands several times during fierce fighting between the Normans and the Welsh" Source: (visit link)

"The village of Llansteffan ("the church of Stephen") is a small but lovely spot, nestled between the sandy shores of the Tywi estuary and the lush green rolling hills of the Welsh countryside. In some respects, it is an unexpected oasis along the coast in West Wales. Located just 8 miles southwest of Carmarthen, the most remarkable monument in the village is its magnificently ruined castle. However, Llansteffan also contains some pretty homes and shops and a pleasant shoreline. The main car park in the village is situated at the foot of a steep-sided hillock, an outstanding base for a fortress such as Llansteffan Castle. To reach the castle, just leave your car in the large lot and make your way to the southern end, where two paths will take you to the castle" Source: The village of Llansteffan ("the church of Stephen") is a small but lovely spot, nestled between the sandy shores of the Tywi estuary and the lush green rolling hills of the Welsh countryside. In some respects, it is an unexpected oasis along the coast in West Wales. Located just 8 miles southwest of Carmarthen, the most remarkable monument in the village is its magnificently ruined castle. However, Llansteffan also contains some pretty homes and shops and a pleasant shoreline. The main car park in the village is situated at the foot of a steep-sided hillock, an outstanding base for a fortress such as Llansteffan Castle. To reach the castle, just leave your car in the large lot and make your way to the southern end, where two paths will take you to the castle." Text source: (visit link)

Property Address:
Llansteffan Castle,
Carmarthenshire.
Wales.

Property maintained by Cadw : (visit link)
Type: Ruin

Fee: Free Admission

Hours:
10am to 4pm - Daily.


Related URL: [Web Link]

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