Llanelly House

Come to Llanelly House, Wales’ finest Georgian building, discover the legacy of the Stepney family. Visit the café and restaurant, taste our delicious food in 18th century surroundings. Enjoy our unique shop, set in Sir Thomas Stepney’s study showcasing the best and finest Welsh gifts.

Contact details

Plas Llanelly House, Bridge Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 3UF.

+44 (0) 1554 772 857


Llanelly House is the heartbeat of Llanelli and one of the most outstanding early Georgian buildings in Wales. The history, the building and its occupants reflect the triumphs and tribulations of the town and the influence Llanelli has had throughout the world.

Llanelly House has been described as one of the finest early 18th Century town houses in Wales.  That description pre-dated archaeological work and investigative contracts which revealed the full splendour of the original design and a wealth of panelling and paintings which greatly enhances its importance. 

The house was substantially re-built in 1714 by Sir Thomas Stepney.  The building fell into massive decline, was derelict and at a critical stage by 2009. The Trust, Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust, successfully applied for and secured full funding to restore this Georgian gem. 

Full site mobilization commenced in 2011 to undertake the restoration works, with the doors opening to the public on the 25th October 2013.

Opening Hours


Mon to Sat from 09:00 – 17:00

Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00

Llanelly House :

Upper floors by Guided Tour Only - Monday to Saturday 11:00 and 14:00

Booking essential - Please call us on 01554 772857 for availability


Llanelly House is over 300 years old and some floors are uneven and staircases steep – please contact our team to ensure your specific needs and requirements are met. Llanelly House has a lift onsite to ensure full accessibility to all floors.

+44 (0) 1554 772 857   bookings@llanellyhouse.org.uk

Partners and Funders
  • Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust
  • Lottery Funded
  • European Regeneration Development Fund
  • Llanelli Town Council
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Cadw