Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DINEFWR CASTLE


DINEFWR CASTLE
Photo Photo Luc Hermans

It was built at the end of the 12th century as the main residence of the Princes of South Wales. It sits high up on a hill overlooking the River Tywi, with ditches cut from solid rock to form a moat as an extra protection on the less defended sides. The round tower and much of the walls date from the early 13th century. It was abandoned at the end of the 15th century until the 17th century when it was partially restored for use as a summer house. This is when the structure on top of the tower was added. It was finally left to decay after being badly damaged in the 18th century.

National Trust.


Photo Luc Hermans Photo Luc Hermans Photo Luc Hermans

 

Directions
One mile west of Llandeilo, off the A40
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6PF

 



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