Aberystwyth Castle

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

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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Founded: 1277
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Clive Thomas (16 months ago)
Brilliant pub and had excellent time as always. Superb.
Jane (17 months ago)
My partner and I really loved it here . A genuinely lovely place to stay. The barman who greeted us couldn't have been more welcoming. The rooms were extremely comfortable. Definitely recommend ?
Philip Johnston (17 months ago)
Room was very comfortable. Fantastic shower. Very close to seafront between the castle and the marina. Room was cleaned but didn't have much contact with staff, who were polite and friendly when encountered
Renee C (18 months ago)
Very friendly and welcoming staff, neat bar with a pleasant atmosphere. A short walk to the beach.The room was very clean and modern with a lovely view of the sea. Enjoyed my stay would recommend it to family and friends.
Manuel Jr Cabrera (20 months ago)
Everything is great, even the barman is super friendly and helpful. Although the room maybe expensive. A bit much for "seaview" when it is nothing. Bed is comfortable. Will I go back? Of course! But I will not have "sea view" room. I paid extra for nothing.
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