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Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire
Aberystwyth Castle
Aberystwyth Castle was once a mighty defensive fortress, and is now in ruins. In 1277, King Edward I ordered the construction of Aberystwyth Castle (along with others at Flint, Rhuddlan and Builth). Aberystwyth Castle is a diamond-shaped concentric... Read more >
Cardigan Castle
Bridgend, Cardiganshire
Cardigan Castle
Cardigan Castle is located in Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales. Cardigan has been an important port since the early Middle Ages, and Cardigan Castle was of military importance, changing hands frequently during Norman times. The castle that now stands was... Read more >
Carreg Cennen Castle
near Trapp, Carmarthenshire
Carreg Cennen Castle
Castell Carreg Cennen is situated near the River Cennen, in the village of Trap, four miles south of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire. The castle is set on a cliff face, protected by limestone cliffs to the south and rock-cut ditches to the west. To the... Read more >
Dinefwr Castle
near Ffairfach, Carmarthenshire
Dinefwr Castle
Dinefwr Castle is situated on a ridge overlooking the River Tywi near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire in West Wales. Dinefwr was the chief seat of the kingdom of Deheubarth. The castle has a circular keep, similar to the ones at Bronllys, Skenfrith and... Read more >
Dryslwyn Castle
near Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire
Dryslwyn Castle
Dryslwyn Castle is situated on a hill between Llandeilo and Carmarthen in West Wales. It is a ruin and only fragments of the castle remain some of which has been uncovered by excavation. The castle was built around 1220, and appears to have been... Read more >
Kidwelly Castle
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire
Kidwelly Castle
Kidwelly Castle is situated on the river Gwendraet near the town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, west Wales. The castle is in ruins and was built around 1200 as a defence against the Welsh. The castle is a square inner bailey defended by four round... Read more >
Llandovery Castle
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Llandovery Castle
Llandovery Castle is situated in the town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It was a motte and bailey castle with a D-shaped tower and a twin towered gatehouse with a curtain wall. The castle is now in ruins. It is set on a hilltop... Read more >
Llansteffan Castle
near Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire
Llansteffan Castle
Llansteffan Castle is situated on the River Tywi at Carmarthen Bay near Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The castle is in ruins. It is surrounded by a curtain wall with an impressive twin towered Great Gatehouse, and two three-storey towers -... Read more >
Newcastle Emlyn Castle
Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire
Newcastle Emlyn Castle
Newcastle Emlyn Castle is situated ten miles south east of Cardigan in Carmarthenshire, southwest Wales. The ruins of the castle sit on a grassy site overlooking the River Teifi. The castle is in ruins - there are remnants of some of the walls and... Read more >