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Llansteffan
Ferryside, groyne and beacon - geograph.org.uk - 1179270.jpg
Llansteffan viewed from Ferryside
Population 941 
OS grid reference SN355105
Community
  • Llansteffan
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARMARTHEN
Postcode district SA33
Dialling code 01267
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly
  • Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°46′08″N 4°23′08″W / 51.768942°N 4.385430°W / 51.768942; -4.385430Coordinates: 51°46′08″N 4°23′08″W / 51.768942°N 4.385430°W / 51.768942; -4.385430

Llansteffan, is a village and a community situated on the south coast of Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Tywi, 7 miles (11 km) south of Carmarthen. The population of the community was 941 in 2011 which includes the village population of 424.

The community includes Llanybri and is bordered by the communities of: Laugharne Township; Llangynog; Llangain; St Ishmael; and Pembrey and Burry Port Town.

Llansteffan means "Llan of Saint Stephen", but honours a 6th-century Welsh associate of Saint Teilo rather than the more widely known protomartyr.

The parish of Llansteffan consists of two distinct villages with separate churches: Llansteffan by the estuary and Llanybri inland on the hilltop. St Ystyffan's church is a grade II* listed building. Between the castle and village sits Plas Llanstephan, Lord Kylsant's former residence, which is also a grade II* listed building

Castle

Llanstephan Castle, Carmarthenshire, from ferryside
Llansteffan Castle (1865 engraving)

Llansteffan Castle, built by the Normans in the 12th century and granted to the Marmion family, stands above the village on a promontory commanding the estuary passage. Located between the ferry crossing-points of the Tywi and Tâf rivers, Llansteffan was an important staging post on the coastal route from Glamorgan via Kidwelly to Pembroke.

Governance

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north from Llansteffan to include Llangynog and Llangain, with a total population of 2,006.

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