Kidwelly is a town and community in Carmarthenshire, west Wales,
approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-west of the most populous town
in the county, Llanelli. In the 2001 census the community of
Kidwelly returned a population of 3,289, increasing to 3,523 at the
It lies on the River Gwendraeth above Carmarthen Bay.
The earliest written form of the name, 'Cetgueli', is recorded by
the monk, Nennius, writing in the 9th century. One theory is that
the name means the land, territory, or kingdom of Cadwal. Another
theory is that the name is the combination of the two words 'Cyd'
(joint) and 'Gweli' (bed), i.e., the joining of the two river
bedsGwendraeth Fawr and Gwendraeth Fach, wherein Cydweli lies. The
town itself is ancient, established by written records at around
The substantial and well preserved castle and church were
established by the invading Normans in 1106. The earliest castle on
the site was a typical Normanmotte and bailey design that was made
of earth and timber. The 13th century re-design was commissioned by
Edward I Longshanks as a strategic part of his 'Ring of Steel'
oppression against the Welsh.
Kidwelly Bed & Breakfast
Tel: 01554 890716
A four star family run Carmarthenshire B&B nestled in the historic
town of Kidwelly. With four stylish en-suite rooms Kidwelly Bed &
Breakfast is an ideal place to stay in Carmarthenshire and base
while visiting Kidwelly.
Following extensive building work and full renovations to the whole
building, inside and out, Kidwelly Bed & Breakfast now offers
stylish and comfortable accommodation, first class service and the
personal touches of a small family run business.
Less than a five minute drive from Pembrey Race Circuit, a five
minute walk from Kidwelly Castle and only a fifteen minute drive
from the nearest coast at Pembrey Country Park, Kidwelly Bed &
Breakfast is the perfect getaway if youíre looking for some country
peace and quiet or somewhere to relax after a thrilling day at the
We look forward to welcoming you with a pot of tea or cafeteria of
fresh coffee along with a slice of homemade cake & biscuits upon
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Tel: 01269 871774
camping field is a large, mostly flat grass area surrounded by
ancient woodland which nestles at the back of the property a good
way from the road.
facilities include Firepits with most pitches - Wet room with hot
shower and free hot water - Toilets and wash room - A recycling area
for all your rubbish and a washing up sink with hot water - An
honesty shop where you can buy logs, marshmallows, homemade
preserves and camping essentials. We also have bacon, eggs and
sausages in the fridge - A fridge/freezer in the washing up area to
refreeze your icepacks and store perishable food. - A phone charging
point and air bed adaptor in the honesty shop - A microwave in the
honesty shop - A large selection of pots and pans for you to use on
the open fires, so you donít spoil your own cookware - A peace
garden with a stone circle where we encourage our guests to chill
Caravans - Our vintage caravans offer self-catering
accommodation with a quirky difference. Bedding is included in the
price (please bring your own linen and towels). We can supply linen.
All caravans have a low watt electric fire for chilly nights.
caravans are minimum two night stay. Booking in days are every day
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