Carmarthen Castle

Carmarthen Castle

Carmarthen castle in West Wales is a prime example of a Welsh medieval fortress and popular tourist destination.

Introducing Carmarthen Castle

Carmarthen castle is a medieval fortress in Carmarthen, Wales. It was the original home of the Duchy of Cornwall and remains a residence for the Duke of Cornwall. The construction was started by Prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth in 1223, with Edward I commencing to build on it in 1283. It’s been added to and altered many times.

Carmarthen Castle Today

Today it features a range of buildings from different eras including an early fourteenth century gatehouse and water tower, sixteenth century inner ward with breaches and seventeenth century outer wards. In 1952 it became the first Welsh site for legal ceremonies other than churches, synagogues or chapels. The castle courtyard is the largest in Britain with formal gardens, a banqueting house and three miles of underground passages.

Film Scenes at Carmarthen Castle

The Castle was used as a location in the Doctor Who episodes “The End of Time” and “The Angels Take Manhattan”.

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Amy Green

Hi, my name is Amy and I am a UK based teacher and blogger. I spent most of my childhood summers exploring castles of England and Wales, and most of my adulthood teaching humanities in Secondary schools. I love visiting and learning about Norman and Medieval Castles.

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