The roots of the name Kidwelly can be traced back to the ancient Welsh name `Cetgueli', which was in use as early as the 9th century. Nowadays, the town of Kidwelly is home to around 3,000 people, who welcome a large number of tourists every year.

Brick and tin production boomed in Kidwelly during the industrial revolution but life is somewhat slower-paced in the town today. The story of life in Kidwelly in the 19th century can be found at the town's Industrial Museum.

Walking around the town, visitors can take in historic landmarks at every turn, from a 14th century bridge and gate, to the Norman Parish Church, to the mighty Kidwelly Castle that dominates the town.

The Castle received a number of alterations as Norman military technology and strategy developed and what remains is a great example of Norman architecture. The castle was used by the Normans as a stronghold in south west Wales from which to secure conquests in that corner of the country.

Summer is a great time to take a holiday in Kidwelly, with the carnival arriving around the middle of the month and the Carmarthenshire countryside in full bloom.

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There are 35 cottages near Kidwelly (Cydweli).

Y Felin ref: OE6

Nr. Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£571-£1469
4 star rating
Y Felin
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Discover breathtaking views of the sea and countryside at this holiday property - the perfect base to explore Carmarthenshire.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    0

Llety-R-Wennol ref: 30495

Llansteffan, nr. Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£417-£1122
4 star rating
With views over the Towy Estuary, this is the perfect property for that family break.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    4

Gower View ref: W42252

Burry Port Harbour, Carmarthenshire

£274-£759
4 star rating
This apartment has an amazing location, with views over the sand dunes, and a beach just 150 yards away!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    4

Springer Cottage ref: CC632024

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£317-£892
4 star rating
Very pet friendly cottage in the village of Llansteffan only 8 miles from the county town of Carmarthen
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    4

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Coal House ref: W43267

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£377-£1145
5 star rating
This beautiful property has a lovely woodburner, perfect for relaxing in front of after a busy day exploring.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

The Old Cow Shed ref: OR9

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£1591-£3774
5 star rating
Ideal for groups, this holiday property is equipped with a games room, which has a football table and pool table.
  • Sleeps
    16
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    6
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Bank Villa ref: CC632046

Llansteffan near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£345-£1041
0 star rating
A period property with sea views in the quiet seaside village of Llansteffan. Great accommodation for families wishing to explore the beautiful coastline around Carmarthen Bay.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    4

Adeline ref: W42822

Pembrey, Carmarthenshire

£237-£629
4 star rating
With walking, cycling and golf available locally, this is an ideal base to enjoy outdoor activities!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    3

Ty Gwyn ref: 26607

Kidwelly, nr. Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire

£0-£0
4 star rating
Overlooking Kidwelly, with its medieval castle and church, this property is ideal for enjoying the coast and rolling countryside.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    0

Bont Cottage ref: 29385

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£280-£955
4 star rating
A great base for those looking for an active holiday, with picturesque coastal walks, horse riding, golf and dry ski slopes nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    1

Three Farm Rivers Cottages - Ty-Canol ref: 27255

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£1093-£2350
4 star rating
Ideal for a large group, this property also has use of a shared indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym and sauna at the nearby hotel.
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    7
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Hawton ref: W41830

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£389-£1049
4 star rating
A fantastic touring base, with beaches, historic towns, castles and traditional Welsh pubs to explore!
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Avondale ref: OXY

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£500-£1006
4 star rating
Just 22 yards from the sandy Llansteffan Beach, this holiday home has beautiful views up and down the wide estuary.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    4

Ffos Las Cottage ref: CC632036

Carway, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£332-£632
0 star rating
Mid terraced cottage just 5 miles from Carmarthenshire’s beautiful coastline and ideally located for those planning a day at the races.
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    3

Swallows Nest ref: OB4

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£373-£897
4 star rating
The area where this property lies is unspoilt and picturesque, surrounded by countryside and coastal areas, ideal for outdoor activities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    4