The early 12th century castle was built on an iron age site, high on a cliff overlooking the sea and during its active life it was captured by the Welsh at least 3 times. It was strengthened in 1192 when the wall around the Inner Ward was built in stone and then in the 1220's a round tower and gatehouse were added. The Outer Ward was fortified with a stone curtain wall, large towers and the twin towered gatehouse in 1270 - 80. The gatehouse was later converted into a residence at the end of the 15th century and the current entrance was constructed alongside.
Managed by CADW.
|Off the A4312, 6 miles south of Carmarthen|
|Church Rd, Carmarthen SA33 5JP|