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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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  • It's an old castle...not too big and not too small. If you are from the new world then it's pretty impressive, if you are from Europe don't expect too much. I went drunk at night with only a poor qual...  more »
  • Nice little ruin to walk around with some interesting lore to read up on at various places around the site. It's not a large site and can easily be visited in under an hour.  more »
  • Obviously this is only a ruin now,but there is a big information board giving you a history lesson about this once majestic castle. The town is on built around the teifi river which holds some lovely ...  more »
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  • Free to enter, lovely view. Not much castle left
  • Lovely ruined castle with some great walks around it.
  • Lovely setting, walks and view
  • Nice walk with a legend for the kids.