Colwyn Castle

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Colwyn Castle
Llansantffraed, Powys
Colwyn Castle, Powys, aerial view.jpg
Colwyn Castle near Hundred House, Glascwm, Powys. The Roman Fort in which the later castle was built is clearly visible, as is the castle earthworks.
Colwyn Castle is located in Wales
Colwyn Castle
Colwyn Castle
Coordinates52°10′37″N 3°18′23″W / 52.1769°N 3.3065°W / 52.1769; -3.3065Coordinates: 52°10′37″N 3°18′23″W / 52.1769°N 3.3065°W / 52.1769; -3.3065
Grid referencegrid reference SO10765399

Colwyn Castle was a medieval castle near Llansantffraed in Wales. In the Manor of Glascwm, in the county of Radnorshire.It was built on the site of a Roman fort. The castle was captured in 1196 by Rhys ap Gruffydd, who was campaigning against the Normans.[1] It was rebuilt in 1242 by Ralph de Mortimer to protect the lordship of Maelienydd, which he had recently acquired.[2]


  1. ^ Jones 1941, pp. 136–137
  2. ^ Lewis 1849, pp. 85–98


  • Jones, T, ed. (1941), Brut y Tywysogion: Peniarth MS. 20, University of Wales Press
  • Lewis, Samuel (1849), A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Institute of Historical Research, pp. 85–98

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