Llanstephan Castle stands strategically overlooking the entrance to the Towy Estuary some 7 mile south of Carmarthen. The castle constricted in the 12th Century as part of the Norman Conquest of Britain. The fortification was under constant threat from Welsh invaders, who achieved success in overcoming the defences on more than one occasion, that success only to be short lived. From the 15th Century onwards the castle fell into disrepair.
The castle dominates a view over the quaint village of Llanstephan, which itself runs down to a sandy beach which on low tides stretched out to it’s famous cockle beds.
The photograph is taken from the opposite side of the estuary at Ferryside.