Trefilan Castle
Trefilan Castle
A large motte beside the parish church of Trefilan was begun by Maelgwyn, the son of Lord Rhys. It was finished by Maelgwyn's son, Maelgwyn Fychan, about 1233. It was probably used by the Welsh rulers of central Ceredigion as an administrative centre.
It's last appearance in the pages of history comes in 1282, after Edward I put down the Welsh rebellion in that year. Edward's troops discovered 3000 cattle penned at Trefilan, presumably in an attempt by the Welsh to hide them from the English. Little beyond the mound remains to be seen today.