Aberystwyth Castle was built in response to the First Welsh War in the late 13th century, replacing an earlier Motte and bailey castle located a mile to the south. The current castle was rebuilt in its current location by Edward I of England in 1277 after the end of the first war against Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Llywelyn the Great's grandson. The Welsh took the castle in 1282 at the start of the 1282 war and burned both the castle and the town. Under master mason James of St George, the castle was eventually completed in 1289, though it was sieged extensively during the revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn in 1294–5.

During a national uprising by Owain Glyndŵr, the Welsh captured the castle in 1404, but it was recaptured by the English four years later. In 1637 it became a Royal mint by Charles I, and produced silver shillings. The castle was slighted by Oliver Cromwell in 1649.

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JASON P (13 months ago)
Nice place to stay
Pete Lewis (2 years ago)
Great beer. A selection of board games to while away the hours of a winter afternoon by the fire. Often hosts live music in the evening.
Tim Vines (2 years ago)
Back street pub/ hotel with excellent gin menu. the rooms upstairs have been renovated to a high standard with plush carpets and tastefully decorated. very friendly staff.
Pamela Erickson (2 years ago)
This place is a lovely old pub with the B&B upstairs. So quiet! I was on the top floor. The rooms are all modernized and the bathrooms especially up to date. Water pressure awesome. Shower was so wonderful. Friendly staff just check in at the bar. Very secure card entry doors. It doesn’t have a lift so pack light. Perfect spot for a night or two.
Tim Regan (2 years ago)
The room was clean and comfortable but this is a pub not a hotel. It does not do food only a continental breakfast and that was very disappointing. Staff were very friendly and I received a warm welcome. Good beer pub.
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