Found near the centre of the town of Llanelli, this Georgian town house was once the residence of Sir Thomas and Lady Stepney. The grand and beautiful home and its inhabitants, through interactive exhibits, allows you to step back in time and experience life in the Georgian era.
Daily tours in English or Welsh let you to learn about the 300 year old history of the house, and hear the stories of those who used to live in it, from the owners to the chambermaids. There are activities for children, ghost tours, and a restoration tour focusing on the work done between 2011-13.
The Stepney family were a major influence in the industrial development of the region, and Thomas Stepney was a Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire. He rebuilt the house in 1714, creating one of the finest 18th-century town houses in Wales. The foundations and certain parts of the house also date to Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean times. The house deteriorated and was only restored as recently as 2011, opening in 2014.
Although prior booking is essential, this historic site is well worth a visit. There is disabled access, but the flooring is uneven so it is best to ring for information on your needs. The tempting Gift Shop has many Welsh items for sale, while the the fine Cafe and Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch or high tea in the former Drawing Room. Events take place throughout the year. Open every day 10.00-17.00, Sunday hours 11am - 4pm.
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