Llanblethian Castle, Castles and Forts Llanblethian, Vale of Glamorgan - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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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 located to the west. 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. | The Town Walls were completed in the late 13th century encompassing both Llanblethian and Cowbridge. The wall had four gates, the North Gate was used for cattle, and tolls were collected at the twice-weekly markets that were held in the town.
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