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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