Llanblethian sits south east of Cowbridge in South Wales. In fact, it is so close to its neighbour that it is practically a part of it. Llanblethian Castle (sometimes known as St Quentin's), begun by the Norman Lord Gilbert de Clare in 1307, sits on a spur to the north of Llanblethian and to the west of Cowbridge above steep slopes above the River Thaw.
It is thought that the Normans built their original keep on the remains of Caer Dynnaf an iron age hillfort. The castle is in the care of Cadw and the remains of the stone walls including the massive twin-towered gatehouse are well worth a visit. ....
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