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near Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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 demolished in the early 15th Century. The castle had limestone walls, The polygonal inner courtyard contains the main remains to the south west. The early 13th Century curtain wall to the inner courtyard only stands 1m high. The foundations of gatehouse to the north east survives. On the south side of gatehouse is the original round tower keep. The foundations of the original great hall and Maredudd ap Rhys hall survive.

Dryslwyn Castle was occupied by the Princes of Deheubarth and was taken by the forces of King Edward I in 1287. It was seized by Owain Glyndwr in 1403.

Other Castles in the Area
  Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire
  Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire
  Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire
  Laugharne Castle, Pembrokeshire
  Llandovery Castle, Carmarthenshire
  Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire
  Neath Castle, Neath Port Talbot
  Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Carmarthenshire
  Swansea Castle, Swansea
  Weobley Castle, Swansea

Weobley Castle
Dryslwyn Castle from the road looking across the Towey.

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Weobley Castle
Remains of Dryslwyn castle

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