The first castle was built in stone in 1242 on the northern end of a rocky ridge, surrounded on 3 sides by the River Ithon. It was captured and then destroyed by the Welsh in 1263, but it was then repaired in 1267. A few years later it was expanded with a round tower on a mound at the southern end of the ridge, with a deep ditch dug between the two ends. It was in use until the end of the 15th century, when it was abandoned.
|Off the A483, 2 miles to the east of Llandrindod Wells|