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Paxtons Tower, Llanarthney, Ceredigion
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Paxton's Tower a folly with views
Paxton's Tower is a Neo-Gothic folly erected in honour of Lord Nelson, the site is managed by The National trust.
It is situated on a hilltop near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley. It can be seen on the skyline from miles around, from Dryslwyn Castle on the other side of the Towy and from the nearby National Botanic of Wales.
The Tower commands views across the River Towy which meanders through the broad valley. Directly below, above the bridge over the Towy River, is Dryslwyn Castle and further up the valley Dinefwr Castle can be seen on a forested hill overlooking the river.
Paxton`s Tower was built sometime between 1805 and 1808 probably to a design by Samuel Pepys Cockerell. It is a triangular building, two storeys high, with a hexagonal castellated roof. On the ground there are three arches to accommodate carriages. On the next storey there is a banqueting room and on the upper storey a prospect room, with an upper apartment with stained glass windows showing Lord Nelson and scenes from his life.
Access from the car park at Paxton's Tower, grid ref: SN538190
Paxton's Tower walk, a short stroll from the car park with magnificent views over the Carmarthenshire countryside.
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