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Llandaff Castle

(aka Old Bishop's Palace)

NW of Cardiff, Cardiff, south Wales

Map link for Llandaff Castle

Alan Reid 1973

There is apparently no recorded history of this castle, although according to tradition it was burnt by Owain Glyndwr when his revolt spread to the south at the beginning of the 15th century. The main feature of the ruins is the twin-towered gatehouse, probably dating from the early 14th century. The castle was small, and its four irregular sides were guarded by three small towers, one round, one square, and another which has vanished.

 


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