Castell Dryslwyn - Ruin - Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 51.752 W 004° 06.101
30U E 424138 N 5746322
Quick Description: Castell Dryslwyn Castle - Located in stunning hilltop location above the Tywi Valley, 5 Miles West of Llandeilo, in Carmarthenshire, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/14/2013 1:12:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMHV56
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 2

Long Description:
As you approach Castell Dryslwyn, you can see how it was placed to dominate the area. Standing high on a hilltop with superb views of the River Tyfi and the Valley

"Dryslwyn Castle not only occupies a place of great affection in the minds and traditions of the Welsh people but also majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi valley. 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." Text Source: (visit link)

More info; (visit link)

Adult - Am ddim/Free
Family - Am ddim/Free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - Am ddim/Free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free
Type: Ruin

Fee: Free Admission

Current times, prices & Dates 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012 Times Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm Last admission 30 minutes before closing Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

Related URL: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Original photographs showing additional views of the Ruin/Remnant or even just its current condition are encouraged. Please describe your visit, especially if no additional photos are available. Did you like the Ruin or Remnant? What prompted you to see the Ruin or Remnant?
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Preserved Architectural Remnants and Ruins
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
veritas vita visited Castell Dryslwyn - Ruin - Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. 8/15/2013 veritas vita visited it