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Stradey Castle

  • 4.7

  • from 47 Google reviews

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About the garden

It’s not just the graceful Grade II listed house that bowls over prospective couples, the wilderness garden is a wedding planner’s dream with its sweeping farmland views and intimate foliage-covered nooks. Though plant-curious people without a wedding invitation are welcome to explore the grounds too.

Located on the edge of Llanelli in Wales, Stradey Castle is a fine example of what can be done with acid soil and a clement microclimate. At this woodland wonderland, a delicious mix of unusual shrubs and trees flourish, including vibrant masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, and creamy Magnolias, all lovingly restored by Sir David and Lady Mary Mansel Lewis.

Follow the sound of trickling water to a tranquil lake and gushing waterfall before catching the last of the light at the terrace garden bordering the house – a fine place for soaking up picturesque views across the lush parkland to the sparkling sea beyond.

Private tours of the garden including tea in the House are by appointment only.

Small groups/individuals can visit the garden on their own, making use of our free Candide audio tour, although this is strictly by appointment only and is charged at £5 per head.

Private Guided tours of the garden are charged at £9 per head (including light refreshments) with a minimum of £150 per tour on weekdays, £180 per tour on weekday evenings, and £200 at weekends (all prices include light refreshments). An hour's tour without refreshments can be negotiated at a lower fee.

We can accommodate up to 50 people, but please be advised that only a medium-sized coach (seating approx 35 people) can get through the main gates.

For further information please email us at

Opening times

April - September 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month 2.30PM - 4:30PM Additional visits or tours by appointment only - to arrange this please contact Claire on 07773474048 or email

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No cafe or restaurant on site



Carmarthenshire, SA15 4PH

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 47 Google reviews

Karen Rawson

5 years ago


Inside tour of the castle given by the The Mansel-Lewis themselves.Personal touches and insights of family living in the castles over the centuries. Warm and personal welcome, refreshments at the end.

Edmund Shum (PhotographyFirst)

2 years ago


I've had the pleasure of photographing weddings and portraits at this stunning Castle. I always get a lovely warm welcome from the staff, they're super helpful, and it makes the experience that much better!

Donna Wilkinson

2 years ago


I attended a wreath making course. Amazing surroundings, with an amazing friendly, family welcome. ❤️

Marc Roberts

3 years ago


A very interesting tour led by the owners followed by a lovely tea. Would thoroughly recommend. Worth an annual visit as renovations are ongoing and more of the castle may be available to view. Do not miss the thrilling climb to the tower or the descent into the dark depths of the (dry) moat.

David Darkin (Darkin Architects)

3 years ago


Not your usual stately home, this amazing venue is still in private ownership giving it a wholely different feel and therefore unique experience when compared to other stately homes. Highly recommended for historic building enthusiasts and the public alike.

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01554 774 626

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