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Cilgerran Castle Pembrokeshire

Cilgerran CastleCilgerran Castle ©Jane Davies

Cilgerran castle in the Pembrokeshire village of Cilgerran is tucked away behind the high street, towering impsosingly above the River Teifi and probably it's location is best appreciated as you canoe down the river or walk along the footpath from Llechryd to Cilgerran.

Brief History of the Castle

In the early middle ages this area was fought over by the Normans and native Welsh. In 1100 an earth and timber castle was on the current site with the current castle dating form 13th and 14th centuries.

Willian Marshal of Pembroke and his successors rebuilt the castle from the early 13th century. This is the design we see today.

The unusual medieval design with two joined towers rather than one center tower still stands today. It is possible to climb the stone stairs up to the higher rooms. Firepaces can be seen percehed precariously high up in the walls.

Cilgerran Castle Today

Many events are held in the castle from egg hunts to open air productions of Shakespeare. Picknic tables are provided round to the right as you enter the castle grounds and toilets are on site. Cardigan Castle Plan Photo of Cilgerran Castle Plan ©Jane Davies

Brwydrau battles https://t.co/Kpe2Jh59BT

Marchogin! Knights! @cadwwales @cadwcymru https://t.co/GktjRuoZNR

Antur wych yn ôl i oes y Tuduriaid! A great adventure back in Tudor time! @cadwwales @cadwcymru https://t.co/m8OTzMPGqX

More Information on Cilgerran Castle:
www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Cilgerran Castle is in the guardianship of Cadw - Welsh Assembly Government's historic environment service
www.castlewales.com - lots of images of Cilgerran Castle over the years

See also: Cardigan Castle and Pentre Ifan Stoneage Burial Chamber