This magnificent medieval castle, turned Tudor mansion later, became the perfect antidote to writer’s block. Both Dylan and author Richard Hughes put pen to paper in the castle’s garden summerhouse.
Looking out over the estuary, like an eagle nesting on its eyrie, this impressive relic of ancient times demands you stand and stare. It will simply take your breath away. ‘Brown as owls’ as Mr Thomas put it so eloquently in his ‘Poem in October’.
Built in the 13th century by the de Brian family, probably atop an earlier Norman ringwork castle, the solid mansion is the lasting legacy of Sir John Perrot. It didn’t fare too well during the Civil War as it was partially dismantled after it was once captured by Parliamentary forces after a siege.
Make time to stroll through the castle’s Victorian gardens before heading for the foreshore to take in the views. Pop in at the Boat House before you call in at one of Dylan’s watering holes for some liquid refreshment. Cheers.
• Toilets available for users with a disability and limited mobility
• Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult
• Assistance dogs only
• No smoking
Opening Times: 10:00 – 5:00pm – Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Adult – £3.80
Family – £11.40*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £2.85
Disabled and companion – Am ddim/Free
Photo Credits: © Crown copyright (2015) Cadw
For further information please visit: http://www.cadw.gov.wales