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Llawhaden Castle, Llawhaden

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Llawhaden Castle is a castle in the Pembrokeshire village of Llawhaden and 3 miles east of Wiston in southwest Wales, at. The site is owned and managed by Cadw. It was built by the bishops of the Diocese of St David between the 12th century and 14th century. The first castle on the site was constructed in 1115 by Bishop Bernard. Only the moat and the earth bank from this period survive. The vast majority of the ruins seen today date from the construction commissioned by Bishop Adam de Houghton between 1362 and 1389. This was much grander, with two suites of residences situated on the first floor. The gate house shown in the picture was probably added at a later date.
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  • Not a castle we had heard of but decided to pay a visit, parking is about 200yds away from the entrance and the castle is very imposing as you approach. Great thing is there is no admission charge. Th...  more »
  • Enjoyed exploring the ruins, a fabulous little freebie towards the end of our afternoon. If we'd planned better we'd have had our picnic there.  more »
  • There wasn't anyone around when we visited and that suited me just fine. There is no information available on the history of the castle, apart from at the parking area.. I still believe it is worth a ...  more »