Castles & Ancient Heritage

History is a key part of our culture here in Wales, and we really know how to bring out vibrant past to life. We're proud of our roots and how our ancient heritage has come to shape our character. As such, you'll never be short when it comes to finding places of historical interest.

Fit for royalty

Whilst we’re known for treating our guests at Erwlon like royalty, no trip to Wales would be complete without a trip to one of the many castles here! In fact, there are at least seven castles in Carmarthenshire alone, all of which can be reached within a maximum of forty minutes drive from our campsite.

Add a few Abbeys some Roman sites and as many Churches, Chapels as you can cope with and we have plenty to keep even the most discerning history buff happy! Some of our Day Trips will help you to find your way but if you want to do get an idea of what is available the following pages are just a start!



1. Carreg Cennen Castle

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6UA

One of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales, Carreg Cennen is well worth a visit for the views alone. Visit the Castle and tearooms for a lovely day out.

For more information visit the CADW website

2. Strata Florida Abbey

Nr. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY25 6BT

The site of a 12th century Cistercian Abbey is situated in the hills above the Ceredigion town of Tregaron and has been shaped by both human and natural influences.

For more information visit the CADW website

3. Blaenavon Ironworks

Blaenavon, Torfaen, NP4 9RN

Blaenavon Ironworks, the setting of the award-winning BBC television series Coal House, is the most significant feature within the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape.

For more information visit the Blaenavon website

4. Llansteffan Castle

Church Rd, Llansteffan, NP8 1RD

Remains of a castle established in the earlier 12th century within the site of an Iron Age fort. Llansteffan castle looks over the wonderful Tywi estuary.

For more information visit the CADW website

5. Newton House and Dinefwr Castle

SA19 6RT

Not one but two spectacular historic castles with Newton House and Dinefwr Castle. Dinefwr Castle occupies a place of great affection in the minds of Welsh traditions.

For more information visit the CADW website

6. Dryslwyn Castle

SA32 8JQ

Even at first glimpse, it is clear that the long ridge occupied by Dinefwr and the rocky knoll on which Dryslwyn sits perched are positions of the most extraordinary defensive strength.

For more information visit the CADW website


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