Dolwyddelan Castle in Gwynedd, North Wales

Castell Dolwyddelan Castle – and nearby farm.

Castell Dolwyddelan Castle is a Welsh built Castle, built in the 13th century by Prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth – Llywelyn the Great. The square stone Keep is in very good condition, and the views from the tower are sensational. This castle was ideally situated to control and monitor whoever approached from which sides of the Conwy Valley.

In 1283 during the conquest of North Wales, the castle was taken by the army of King Edward I.

Many believe that the Prince of Gwynedd – Llywelyn ap Iorwerth – was born here, but in fact he was born a short distance away in Castell Tomen – probably the remains of which are a mound that can be seen in a field opposite the Castle.

OS Map Co-ordinates: SH 721523.

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