Dinefwr Castle

Dinefwr Castle, B4300, Llandeilo, United Kingdom

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01443 336000

} 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016 Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm

Situated in majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi Valley

Dinefwr Castle not only occupies a place of great affection in the minds and traditions of the Welsh people but also majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi valley. The site is forever associated with the princes of Deheubarth, the kingdom in south-west Wales.A lack of available excavation data means uncertainty remains as to the shape, form and history of any earlier fortifications, which may underlie the medieval castles. Despite this, present evidence suggests very strongly that the history of Dinefwr Castle is entwined with the rule of the Lord Rhys (d. 1197).Over time the castle changed hands between the princes of Deheubarth and gradually evolved into formidable fortresses. It eventually fell to the English Crown from 1287, serving as centres of royal administration and authority.

By the end of the Middle Ages the castle had become ivy-clad ruins. However, Dinefwr received a new lease of life when a conical roof constructed atop the keep created a picturesque summerhouse. It became an eighteenth-century picnicker’s paradise!

This site is included in one of our Welsh language guidebooks ‘Cestyll ac Abatai Deheubarth’, and included in one of our English language guidebooks ‘Dinefwr Castle – Dryslwyn Castle’. 

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