Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DOLFORWYN CASTLE


DOLFORWYN CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

It was built by the Welsh Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1273 on a steep hilltop overlooking the Severn valley. It consisted of an oblong keep at one end and a cylindrical tower at the other with a third tower in the middle, all surrounded by a stone curtain wall. It was captured and badly damaged in 1276-7, and afterwards was neglected and left to decay although some substantial masonry still stands.

Open, CADW.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
1 mile west of A483 at Abermule, northwest of Newtown

 



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