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Councillor Carl Peters-Bond

Kidwelly Town Mayor

Kidwelly is a wonderful place to be – whether you are just visiting or are lucky enough to call the area home.
Kidwelly is a small but historic town. It traces its history back over 900 years and there’s plenty to explore. The 12th century Norman castle is a great place to start exploring the town, but there’s so much more to see.

Head down Castle Street, through the gatehouse arch and along bridge street for cafés, shops and pubs. Glan yr Afon’s nature trail is just behind the car park – and if you catch us on market day – the first Saturday of the month – you’ll see dozens of local artisans and producers right here.
The Grade 1 listed St Mary’s Church on the town square is a similar age to the castle and was once a Benedictine priory – Father Jim always gives a wonderful welcome if you’re visiting.
Take a right along Station Road and head down to the quay for spectacular views over the bay, nature walks and the best birdwatching around. There’s also the historic Kymers Canal which dates back to the 1760s to carry anthracite coal to the coast for onward transportation by coastal ships.
When you’ve explored Kidwelly, don’t forget about the village of Mynyddygarreg that sits above the town. With spectacular walking trails up the mountain and views as far away as Caldey island in Pembrokeshire and Worms Head on Gower. It’s also the place to pay tribute to local community icon and rugby international Ray Gravell who has a monument next to the community hall.

There’s so much going on in Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg over the next few months, including the allotment open day – which has the best views of the Castle, our annual Carnival and Mynyddygarreg’s beer festival, just to mention a few.
We have large number of extremely diverse community groups that meet in our halls and community spaces. And a mention must go out to our sporting groups and organizations again we have so much to offer from football, rugby and cricket to lawn bowls, archery even racing radio controlled cars.
So why not explore the town and discover more – whether you’re visiting for the first time or are a local who wants to delve deeper into our historic town.

Councillor Carl Peters-Bond, Town Mayor

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Hillfield Villas
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