Cefnllys Castle
Cefnllys Castle
There are two castles here, built along a high, narrow ridge. The more imposing northern castle was built by Roger Mortimer around 1240. It was badly damaged in 1262, and as a result the second castle was erected to the south east, beginning about 1267. This second castle was badly damaged in Owain Glyndwr's revolt around 1406. By the late 16th century Cefnllys was a ruin, and today there is little left of Mortimer's fortress.
The larger second fortress is composed of a round tower within a walled court, about 35 metres square. There were further round towers at the north and east corners, where the entrance probably stood.