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 32 cottages near Kidwelly (Cydweli).

Bont Cottage ref: 29385

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£331-£949

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4 star rating
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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
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    1

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Ty Llo ref: W43266

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£497-£23038

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5 star rating
Enjoy a great family holiday at this property, with beaches and seaside towns within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Three Rivers Farm Cottages - The Cart Shed ref: 27257

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£324-£789

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4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the many attractions in the area, relax in the shared swimming pool and Jacuzzi, located in the nearby hotel.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    3

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Wrth-y-Nant ref: W42214

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£332-£23038

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4 star rating
With golf, horse riding and watersports nearby, this property is a perfect base from which to enjoy an active holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Hawton ref: W41830

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£431-£23038

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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
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Llety-R-Wennol ref: 30495

Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£419-£1091

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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

Hen Ysgol ref: UK6307

Heol Llansaint, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£0-£531

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This delightful, single-storey property is an ideal base to explore this stunning area with many walks and picturesque villages to visit.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    1

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Coeden Afal ref: W41764

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£382-£23038

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4 star rating
After a busy day spent exploring the Pembrokshire coast, curl up in front of the woodburner with a glass of wine or relax in the hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Bryntowy ref: W43063

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£433-£23038

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4 star rating
Adventure parks, beaches and castles are on the agenda for an action-packed family holiday staying at this detached cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Ffos Las Cottage ref: CC632036

Carway, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£354-£659

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4 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
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    3

Rose Cottage ref: 27854

Pembrey, near Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

£281-£648

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3 star rating
This property is handy for exploring the stunning Millennium Coastal Path with miles of cycling routes to The Gower Peninsula.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    3

The Old Cow Shed ref: OR9

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£1463-£23038

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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

Bryngwendraeth ref: W42718

Carway, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£291-£617

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0 star rating
Enjoy the best of both worlds from this cottage, with country and coastline both within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    3

Tanylan Farm Cottages - Coal House ref: W43267

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£497-£23038

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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
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    FRI
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2

Parc Y Bryn Lodge ref: OC2

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

£418-£1018

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5 star rating
Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the estuary of Camarthen Bay and countryside, this property is within walking distance from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Kidwelly (Cydweli) (miles)
    2