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Carmarthen Castle

The castle at Carmarthen stands on a rocky eminence overlooking the River Tywi. The castle is first mentioned in 1094 when its name was Rhyd y Gors; it is believed that the castle may have been sited elsewhere perhaps further down river. After 1105 the annals of history does refer to Carmarthen castle on its present site, built by the Normans. The castle quickly became an important administrative centre for south-west Wales, and as such attracted the attention of both the Welsh and the English during the turbulent struggles of the 12th and 13th centuries. Due to these attacks the castle underwent numerous rebuilding episodes throughout these years.

The castle was taken and destroyed by Llewelyn in 1215 and was rebuilt by William Marshal, the younger earl of Pembroke. The castle also required rebuilding after it was taken by Owain Glyndwr in the 15th century.

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Carmarthen Castle
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire SA31 1JT

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