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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

CADW

Dryslwyn Castle

Dryslwyn Castle

Dryslwyn Castle

Dryslwyn Castle

 
 

Address

Nr Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire,
UK

Details

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 castle. Despite this, present evidence suggests very strongly that the history of Dryslwyn 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.

For further details see www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Accepts groups

Children welcome

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10:00 - 16:00
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 633230  Lat: 51.88946 Long: -3.98765

Road B4297, from the A40(T) or the B4300 Rail Ffairfach 9.5km/5.7mls. For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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