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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Dolforwyn Castle

Dolforwyn Castle


The remains of this castle, begun by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') in 1273 and captured by the English in 1277, have been revealed by excavations.

Coach parties acceptedAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Free entry



Plan route to Dolforwyn Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 152949  Lat: 52.54606 Long: -3.25092

Travel south-west on the A483 from Welshpool towards Newtown; just before the left turn for the B4386 to Clun and Abermule, turn right where signed to the Castle. Left at the next fork (also signed) and continue on this lane; small car park signed on left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Newtown station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted