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Carreg Cennen Castle

The remains of nine castles can be found in Carmarthenshire.

Map showing location of Castles in Carmarthenshire

Carreg Cennen Castle

Built in the 12th century as a Welsh Castle. It was in English posession from the 13th Century and detroyed during the 14th Century due to being seen as a threat to the monarchy.
The Castle is some 4.6 miles south east of Llandeilo, situated in a commanding position on a rocky outcrop high above the lands below.

Carmarthen Castle

A Norman Castle built during the 12th century. Became the County prison in the 18th Century.
The Castle is in the centre of Carmarthen Town - head for Nott Square for entrance through a remaining gate house.

Dinefwr Castle

Built in the 12th century as a Welsh Castle. In English hands by the late 13th Century. Now owned by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
The Castle is on the outskirts of Llandeilo in Dinefwr Park.

Dryslwyn Castle

Another Welsh Castle which fell to the English in the 13th century. Ruined by the 15th century.
The Castle sits on a rocky outcrop next to the B4297 off the A40 Carmarthen to Llandeilo Road.

Kidwelly Castle

A Norman Castle built in the 13th century. Fell to the welsh a number of times and used as a Judicial Court during the 17th century.
Situated in the Town of Kidwelly overlooking the River Gwendraeth.

Laugharne Castle

Remains seen today are that of a 13th century Castle built by the de Brian family. The Castle was possibly in ruins by the late 16th century.
The castle is situated in the Town of Laugharne near the River Taf.

Llandovery Castle

Of Norman origin but has changed hands many times through many sieges before being abandoned as a riun during the 14th century.
Situated in the Town of Llandoverey behind the principle carpark for the Town.

Llanstephan Castle

Of Norman origin, the castle changed hands many times before being converted into a residence at some point during the 15th century.
The Castle sits above the River Towi near the Village of Llanstephan.

Newcastle Emlyn Castle

A Welsh Castle which was build during the 13th century. It was later blown up during the 17th century to make sure it could not be defended.
The Castle sits on a hill top overlooking the River Teifi in Newcastle Emlyn.

For more information on the Castles of Carmarthenshire, please see the following links:
Carmarthen Castle Carmarthen Castle Dryslwyn Castle Dryslwyn Castle Kidwelly Castle Kidwelly Castle Laugharne Castle Laugharne Castle Llandovery Castle Llandovery Castle Llansteffan Castle Llansteffan Castle Newcastle Emlyn Castle Newcastle Emlyn Castle
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