Tag Archive: Llywelyn the Great

Remnants of 13th-Century Town Walls Unearthed in Wales

caernarfon walls

The Welsh town of Caernarfon played a crucial role in the fraught history between England and Wales; here, in the late 13th century, English king Edward I built an imposing castle to solidify his conquest of the region. Recently, during a survey ahead of construction, archaeologists stumbled upon several important relics from Caernarfon’s medieval past—including…

Final viewing for Abergwyngregyn’s Welsh princes site

Abergwyngregyn archaeological dig The open day will take place between 10am-4pm on 30 October Medieval finds thought to be related to the princes of Gwynedd are on show for the last time. Excavations at Abergwyngregyn, near Bangor, unearthed the remains of a medieval hall dating back to the 14th century, the period when Llywelyn the…

Vandals threaten medieval Bronllys castle in Powys

Medieval castle remains in Powys could be forced to close because of vandalism. People have damaged the structure of Bronllys Castle at Talgarth by throwing historic stones off the top, says Welsh monument agency Cadw. The castle only recently re-opened following a major conservation programme. Cadw has informed police but say there may be no…