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Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Newcastle Emlyn

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4.1/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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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  • well kept grounds & has good information points - check out the dragon over the entrance - it's fantastic. 
  • In a lovely little village, this castle ruin offers a very pleasant, quick visit. Some graffiti mars parts of it which is a real shame (as always), but the surroundings are great in good weather for a...  read more »
  • Tucked away off the High Street are the lovely old ruins of the Newcastle Emlyn Castle. The dragon above the entrance is fantastic and there are information boards giving you the history of the area. ...  read more »
  • Lovely setting, walks and view
  • Nice walk with a legend for the kids.
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