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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Bronllys Castle

Bronllys Castle

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Bronllys Castle is thought to occupy a pre-Norman princely court or llys, sited above the floodplain of Afon Llynfi. In the late 11th or early 12th century Richard fitz Pons founded an earthwork motte and bailey fortress on the site.

In the mid 12th century Walter de Clifford founded the stone castle, when crowning the ditched motte with the 'principal tower', which was damaged by fire in 1165. In the 13th century a two storey round keep with a vaulted basement incorporated this tower.

A forebuilding once protected the first floor entrance and the keep was crowned with a three windowed storey, in the 14th century. To the north a now landscaped pentagonal enclosure of two wards, is defined by sections of banks and ditches.

Regional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

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


Free entry






Plan route to Bronllys Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 148347  Lat: 52.00449 Long: -3.24188

Take the A479 Builth Wells road north-west from Talgarth for 0.75 mile (1.2km) and turn right where signed for the Castle.

Parking: free


  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed