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Stradey Castle

Cwmbach road, Llanelli SA15 4PL, Wales
+44 1554 774626
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Tour of castle and walk in bluebell woods

A really interesting tour and wonderful walk in the gardens. The family were very interesting with... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
jerseygirl2016
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
Surprise Gift.

Was given a surprise gift tokeni by our son and daughter in law to visit Stradey Castle.And were we... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
_liannahugh
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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A Victorian house, set in a secluded location on the outskirts of Llanelli, virtually unchanged since the 19th century. Still under restoration, the house contains a fine collection of paintings by the current owner's great-grandfather and his artist friends and contemporaries. There is plenty for families to enjoy here, with a tower to be climbed if the weather is dry. The woodland gardens contain an interesting collection of plants which favour the mild climate and acid soil found here. Tours are open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month between April and September. The tours are nearly always conducted by a member of the Mansel Lewis family and conclude with home-made refreshments served in the dining room. Private tours by appointment. Booking via the website is essential
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cwmbach road, Llanelli SA15 4PL, Wales
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

A really interesting tour and wonderful walk in the gardens. The family were very interesting with the stories they told of growing up in this wonderful castle. The tours and events are advertised as they are planned tours and not open daily. Well worth looking...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Was given a surprise gift tokeni by our son and daughter in law to visit Stradey Castle.And were we surprised to think that we have lived in Llanelli for 66years and knew nothing about its history .There was 12 others in the tour which I...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Our garden society visited today. We had a tour of the castle, refreshments and a tour of the grounds. The owners were very welcoming and we throughly enjoyed the initial tour of the house,learning about the history of the family.We were then given a guide...More

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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your visit this week. Garden tours, especially at this time of year, are a great treat for us. We love sharing Stradey’s wonderful collection of flowering trees and shrubs which thrive in the mild climate...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We have had a Xmas charity lunch here in this historical castle. The original features and fire places with a great ornamental large staircase. It is such a fantastic venue especially for a wedding and photo shoot with beautiful views. It's a must to bring...More

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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of being here recently. We’re so glad you enjoyed seeing this wonderful Victorian ‘Castle’ decorated for Christmas. The staircase is indeed magnificent; it is amazing to think that it was actually made in Cambridge in...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the 5k colour splash run through the grounds of Stradey Castle last weekend. The castle is set beside a wonderful woodland with mature oaks and looks upon a meadow which leads the eye to a view of the Gower beyond. The Castle...More

Thank Heather D
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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

It's great to read such a nice review of our first organised run through the grounds. I am so glad you enjoyed the lovely setting here with the variety of woodland, streams and parkland. We look forward to showing you the interior on one of...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from an unique evening at Stradey Castle involving a murder mystery event which included the whole vintage regalia - with drinks and dinner - it was excellent. However it's not the event that I want to highlight but the castle and...More

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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for such a generous review. Your private family celebration was a pleasure for us to host and I am really glad you all enjoyed it so much. Stradey has only ‘opened its doors’ fairly recently but we look forward to many more occasions...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour, it's a totally unique experience that I can highly recommend. We were a family group of 11, that spanned 5-76 years and there was something for everyone. Claire Mansel Lewis warmly welcomed us and conducted the tour, she had even baked...More

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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for describing one of our Family friendly tours in such warm and generous terms. We're so pleased it was a successful outing for your all-age group and that you enjoyed the extra exploring that you did in the gardens after tea. Come again!

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We went on a guided tour conducted by Clare, who was very knowledgeable of the family history . Toured the grounds first, then back to have tea/coffee and cake (homemade) on the lovely terrace with fab views. This was followed by a tour of the...More

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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

It was a great pleasure to conduct your private tour of the gardens followed by the House. I valued the opportunity to show you the sites where a number of the artworks in the House were painted, and then view these through other painters' eyes....More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Stradey Castle is an unexpected pleasure located near Llanelli, where there isn't an enormous amount of heritage attractions. Patrick and Clare live in the house, Patrick having inherited it from his family. There are large plans afoot to open the house up further to visitors...More

Thank Courtney C
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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

It certainly was a pleasure for us to have your group from the Royal Academy with us recently. We frequently learn new things from our visitors and this tour was no exception, needless to say. Thank you for bringing your most discerning and delightful party...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time today with my parents as part of a mystery tour I had created for them. Neither of us were disappointed. As there was a large group we were split into two tour groups, we followed the Lady of the house....More

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ClaireMLewis56, Owner at Stradey Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

It was such a nice idea to treat your parents to one of our regular tours here. You chose a perfect moment when the woods around the lake were carpeted in bluebells; it was also a good day to take you all up to the...More

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Charlotte K
17 August 2016|
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Response from ClaireMLewis56 | Property representative |
Hi Charlotte, we hold tours on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month April-September inclusive, at 2.30pm. Price for adults £10 which includes tea. Children £5. See our website for further details. Regards Claire Mansel Lewis
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