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llandovery Castle


On a hilltop overlooking the River Bran in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, stands the remains of the ancient castle. Built in 1116 it changed hands between the English and the Welsh over the next two centuries before falling into decline and becoming a ruin.

Standing next to the castle ruins is a statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan of Caeo, a Welsh landowner who fought ont he side of the Welsh resistance leader Owain Glyndŵr against the English forces of Henry IV in 1401. He was captured and suffered the most cruel of fates, not to be mentioned in polite company these days. 600 years after his execution this 16 foot high statue was erected in his memory.

llandovery Castle


On a hilltop overlooking the River Bran in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, stands the remains of the ancient castle. Built in 1116 it changed hands between the English and the Welsh over the next two centuries before falling into decline and becoming a ruin.

Standing next to the castle ruins is a statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan of Caeo, a Welsh landowner who fought ont he side of the Welsh resistance leader Owain Glyndŵr against the English forces of Henry IV in 1401. He was captured and suffered the most cruel of fates, not to be mentioned in polite company these days. 600 years after his execution this 16 foot high statue was erected in his memory.

comments (3)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Feb 2009, 03:45
Nicely captured and a marvelous piece of history
Les Auld: Thanks Zed, appreciate the comment.
he looks like the guardian of the old keep Les, very nicely composed picture.
Les Auld: Deliberately positioned I suspect Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Feb 2009, 19:30
I like the composition. I was wondering how this will look in b&w? Nothing wrong as it is, just with Llywelyn's silvery colour I think it could help making a good conversion.
Les Auld: I did think of B&W Louis but I sort of liked the contrast between the steel of the figure and the green grass. Thanks for the comment.

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