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Cilgerran Pembrokeshire Wales
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Cilgerran Castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream. The Teifi here is just at its tidal limit, so the castle was able to control both a natural crossing point and the passage of seagoing ships. The picturesque remains include a pair of highly defensible round towers dating to the first half of the thirteenth century. It is approximately triangular in shape and is perched on a promontory, between the small town of Cilgerran and the River Teifi. The current stone structure was probably built by William Marshall, son of the Earl of Pembroke in about 1223, after he captured a previous fortified structure from the Welsh. This earlier structure had been captured and recaptured several times in the previous 40 years.
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