Camlais Castle
Camlais Castle
A Norman motte and bailey castle dating to the 12th century. The castle was later abandonned and the site of the motte used for a 14th century manor house.
Very little remains of the original 12th century fortifications, which consisted of a round tower atop a rocky mound. It seems that the only outer defenses consisted of a bank. We know very little of the history of Camlais; it appears to have been destroyed around 1265 and never rebuilt. There are wonderful views from the castle mound towards the peaks of the Brecon Beacons.