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Llandovery Castle is a castle in the town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It occupies a strategic hilltop overlooking the River Bran.

The Normans began construction of the castle in 1116, and shortly thereafter it was attacked and partially destroyed by Welsh forces under Gruffydd ap Rhys. The castle remained in Norman hands until 1158, when Rhys ap Gruffydd, youngest son of Gruffydd ap Rhys, seized the castle from its owner. The castle changed hands over the next serval years, finally falling to the English under Edward I in 1277. It was briefly retaken by Welsh forces under Llewellyn the Last in 1282. The castle fell into decline beginning in the 14th century.

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Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle

 


 

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