Stradey Castle Opens Its Doors for Heritage Tours
Stradey Castle, a mid-Victorian house on the edge of Llanelli, is to open to the public for heritage tours from Sunday 1 April.
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The estate which has been in the Mansel Lewis family for over 200 years is one of the finest Mid-Victorian houses in South Wales.
A landmark that is well known to local people, the existing house was built in the mid 19th Century, to replace the original 17th Century building which was demolished in about 1850.
Tours will be held each Tuesday and on the first Sunday of every month – starting at 2.30pm and lasting about one hour, with a second tour, when demand dictates, starting at 4pm.
Tours will be conducted by the present owner – Patrick Mansel Lewis – and must be pre-booked, either on line at www.stradeycastle.com or by phoning 01554 774626 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The tour costs £8.50 for adults, with under 16s and concessions at £6.50. Admission includes light refreshments.
In addition to a number of fine formal rooms, the estate includes a terrace garden adjacent to the house and a woodland garden. Over the last year or so extensive renovations have been carried out at Stradey Castle with the aim of making the historic house available for conferences and weddings from 2014.
The house is already available for hire for wedding photographs and as a photographic and film location.
In recent years the house has been the setting for a range of film and TV productions including the interior shots of Heidi starring Diana Rigg and Geraldine Chaplin and more recently for BBC Wales’ Doctor Who.