Kidwelly castle is one of the great castlesof West Wales, built to dominate and protect the route from England to West Wales. Set on a promentary above the river Gwendraeth in Carmarthenshire the fist castle was built by in 1106 by Roger, bishop of Salisbury, the justiciar of England. The current stone built castle dates from around 1200AD with the final building work completed about 1496, never one to rush themselves were the Norman English.
It saw plenty of action in the Welsh Wars and later was besieged by the by forces of Owain Glyndwr (Owen Glendower ) the last native Welsh Prince of Wales.
The last time this castle saw action was in the filming of the epic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" where it can be seen in the very first scene.
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