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Dolforwyn Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: United Kingdom, Powys, Llandyssil
Number of texts: 2
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Dolforwyn Castle is a fine example of the type of castle built by the Welsh princes as opposed to those built by the English within Wales. According to legend the maiden Sabrina, is said to have drowned at Dolforwyn, and become goddess of the River Severn. Positioned on a wooded ridge overlooking the Severn Valley Dolforwyn Castle commands excellent views in all directions except east.

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Dolforwyn Castle (Welsh: Castell Dolforwyn) is a Welsh medieval castle above the village of Abermule, Powys. The fortification was established by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Gwynedd in the late 13th century. It is sited on a wooded ridge commanding excellent views of the upper Severn Valley.

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