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The strategic importance of Carmarthen was such that the Norman William fitz Baldwin built a castle  probably around 1094. The existing castle site is known to have been used since 1105. The castle was destroyed by Llywelyn the Great in 1215. In 1223 the castle was rebuilt and permission was received to wall the town (a murage). Carmarthen was probably the first mediaeval walled town in Wales. In 1405 the town was taken and the castle was sacked by Owain Glyndŵr.

Carmarthen Castle "Through The Ages"


 

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