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Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Newcastle Emlyn

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Newcastle Emlyn Castle, in the town of Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire, Wales.The ruined 13th-century castle, mentioned in Brut y Tywysogion in 1215, when it was seized by Llewelyn the Great (Llywelyn ap Iorwerth). It was recaptured by English forces in 1288, bringing Rhys ap Maredudd's revolt to an end. The castle was captured by the Welsh during the revolt of 1287-8, and also by Owain Glynd┼Ár in 1403.
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  • For anyone studying castles this is a good spot to visit...the earthworks really show how a motte and bailey were built, as well as the development to stone!  more »
  • Although there isn't much left of Newcastle Emlyn castle, this has to be one of my favourite places to go as the sun goes down on a summers evening. A nice walk around the castle grounds, car parking ...  more »
  • Raised stones on footpath caused a nasty fall to toddler and a gash to head.. broken glass bottles smashed around castle . Not a pleasant visit ended up in injury.  more »
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  • Lovely setting, walks and view
  • Nice walk with a legend for the kids.