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Factfile   Ffeil ffeithiau

dolwyddelan castle north wales

Dolwyddelan Castle in the snow
Castell Dolwyddelan yn yr eira

Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle is different to most others in the area, in that it was a stronghold of the native Welsh princes rather than the Norman or English forces.

Mae Castell Dolwyddelan yn wahanol i'r rhan fwyaf o'r rhai eraill yn yr ardal, am mai amddiffynfa y Tywysogion Cymraeg, yn hytrach na lluoedd y Normaniaid na'r Saeson, yr oedd.

Notes  Nodiadau

The castle occupies a magnificant location deep in Snowdonia with commanding views of the Lledr valley. It was built between about 1210 and 1240 by Wales's most powerful medieval prince, Llewelyn the Great (Llewelyn Fawr).

The castle is owned by CADW.

See the Dolwyddelan Castle website for information on opening times and admission prices.

Location  Lleoliad

ROAD On A470 between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog, about half a mile to west of Dolwyddelan.
RAIL Castle is 1 mile from Dolwyddelan Station on the Conwy Valley line.
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