SH7252 : Dolwyddelan Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Dolwyddelan, Conwy, Great Britain

Dolwyddelan Castle
Dolwyddelan Castle
Dolwyddelan is believed to have been built by Llewelyn ap Iorwerth in the thirteenth century, and subsequently became a stronghold for his grandson, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, who died in battle in December 1282, fighting against the forces of Edward I of England. The following month on 18 January 1283, Dolwyddelan was seized by Edward I and remained occupied until 1290, and during this time, a second tower was constructed, the remains of which can be seen to the right of the main keep.
The castle was occupied again in the fifteenth century by Maredudd ap Ieuan, who added an upper storey to the keep.
Years of decay followed until the castle was restored to its former glory by Lord Willoughby de Eresby.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 January, 2010
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 721 523 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.1835N 3:54.5789W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 721 524
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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