Carmarthenshire skyline

St. Clears

Memorial on the old wharf at St Clear's

The pretty little market town of St Clears was founded by the Norman invaders. The Taf estuary can be bridged here, and there is a good harbour. There were warehouses around the old wharf, and shipbuilding yards.

The Normans built a castle here in about 1100 - you can still see the castle mound down river from the town. They also established a small priory under the supervision of the great abbey of St Martin les Champs in Paris. The priory church is now the parish church. It is worth a visit: it has a spectacular Romanesque arch inside.

Dylan Thomas lived near St Clears and the town’s characters inspired much of his famous play ‘Under Milk Wood’.

More about St Clears and a town trail on the Town Council web site.

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