Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Newcastle Emlyn

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Newcastle Emlyn Castle (Welsh: Castell Newydd Emlyn) is a ruined castle in the market town of Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is strategically located on a steep-sided promontory overlooking the River Teifi and was probably built by the Welsh lord Maredudd ap Rhys in about 1240. It changed hands many times over the years in battles between the Welsh and English, and during the English Civil War. The remains of the gatehouse and adjacent towers, and some fragments of wall are all that remain visible now.
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  • This review is in two parts - the Castle and the Town. The Castle We really only intended going to Newcastle Emlyn to see the castle on the hill, and to be honest, I wasn't expecting much - a few...  more »
  • Nice easy walk with family. Picnic area at the bottom and easy parking. Kids liked climbing the castle  more »
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  • A quaint little ruin that is situated on the banks of an exciting river. There are some good sized chunks of the castle left, with a few info panels to digest. This would be a nice spot to have a little picnic and let the kids scramble over the ruins. We had some fun trying to kick a rugby ball over the front gatehouse wall.
  • Went to see it. Sadly didnt get in the grounds. Looked overgrown and people with a promotion table sort of blocking you getting through to see it. I will go back to see it on a better day.
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