Dolwyddelan Castle, Gwynedd, Wales 

One castle, well-spent!

American Girl in Wales

Llewelyn the Great: Llewelyn Fawr has fascinated me ever since I began discovering Wales. His bravery never wavered for the love of his home in Wales. And even so young in years, taking on English Kings. Llywelyn showed a wisdom beyond his age with early signs of diplomatic skills, and for the ruling of his beloved shire of Gwynedd.

Originally built by Llewelyn the Great was born sometime between c.1210 and 1240 in Dolwyddelan Castle

A Castle that was on the top of a rocky knoll on the valley floor below. East facing, it was built to guard the road into the core of his kingdom to watch over his vital upland cattle-pastures.

It was defended by rock-cut ditches and a steep drop, dominated by a rectangular keep-tower, later heightened to three stories.

After Llywelyn’s death the Castle eventually passed into the hands of his grandson Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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