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Castell-Y-Bere

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Picturesquely sited on a long rock in a remote valley not far from Towyn, this is the largest of the castles of the 13th century princes of Gwynedd, although no part of it remains as complete as the keeps at Dolbardarn and Dolwyddellan. The main court is a long triangle with domestic buildings, a large U-shaped chapel tower at one end, a rectangular keep at another, and a round tower by the gateway, which has drawbridge pits and outworks.  A small later court connects an added U-shaped second keep with the smaller original one.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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