Castell Kidwelly Castle - Ruin - Cydweli, Wales. Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 44.338 W 004° 18.364
30U E 409819 N 5732813
Quick Description: Kidwelly castle is one of Wales's best-kept secrets. It is built on a steep hill overlooking the River Gwendraeth and the town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 1:24:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMHY7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
Kidwelly Castle (Welsh: 'Castell Cydweli') is a Norman castle overlooking the river Gwendraeth and the town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

"The present remains of Kidwelly Castle include work from about 1200 to about 1476. Created as a defence against the Welsh, the castle fell to the Welsh several times in the twelfth century. Later in its history, it was unsuccessfully besieged by forces of Owain Glyndwr in 1403 with assistance from soldiers from France and Brittany who captured Kidwelly town. The castle was relieved by a Norman army after just three weeks. The gatehouse was extensively damaged and it was rebuilt on the instructions of King Henry V. It largely escaped involvement in the English Civil War.

The plan of the castle consists of a square inner bailey defended by four round towers, which overlook a semi-circular outer curtain wall on the landward side, with the massive gatehouse next to the river. The river prevents this from being a truly concentric plan, however a jutting tower protects the riverside walls, and the final plan is very strong." Source Text: (visit link)

Property Address:
Kidwelly Castle
SA17 5BQ

Property maintained by:: Cadw
Type: Ruin

Fee: Yes - Adult - £3.50

Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

Related URL: [Web Link]

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