Walwyn's Castle

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Castell Gwalchmai
Walwyn's Castle church - geograph.org.uk - 1542456.jpg
Castell Gwalchmai is located in Pembrokeshire
Castell Gwalchmai
Castell Gwalchmai
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSM 8727 1121
• Cardiff84.1 mi (135.3 km)
• London213.2 mi (343.1 km)
  • Walwyn's Castle
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHaverfordwest
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
51°45′33″N 5°05′02″W / 51.759114°N 5.083859°W / 51.759114; -5.083859Coordinates: 51°45′33″N 5°05′02″W / 51.759114°N 5.083859°W / 51.759114; -5.083859

Walwyn's Castle (Welsh: Castell Gwalchmai) is a village, parish[1] and community in the county of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and is 84 miles (135 km) from Cardiff and 213 miles (343 km) from London.[2][3] In 2011 the population of Walwyn's Castle was 355 with 15.2 per cent able to speak Welsh.[4]

In his Gesta Regum Anglorum, William of Malmesbury claimed that the grave of Gawain (Latin: Walwen, Welsh: Gwalchmai) was found here during the time of William Rufus.[5]

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  1. ^ "GENUKI: Walwyn's Castle". Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. ^ Gwalchmai Bangor University Placenames Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr); accessed 9 May 2014
  3. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google.
  4. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats; accessed 9 May 2014
  5. ^ Gesta Regum, William Stubbs, 1889, vol. 2, p. 89

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