Castell Du (Sennybridge Castle)
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The tower is 8.5 metres wide, with walls 1.8 metres thick. During World War II a pair of pillboxes were constructed and carefully camouflaged within the castle ruins.
We do not know for certain who was responsible for building Castell Du, but one possibility is Llewelyn ab Gruffudd. An intriguing historical record from 1265 mentions that Edward I destroyed 'a castle beyond Brecon', which may be Castle Du.
Note that there are several other fortifications in wales known as Castle Du, for example, there is one near Dolgran in Carmarthenshire.
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About Castell Du (Sennybridge Castle)
Address: Castle Road, Sennybridge, Powys, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: At Sennybridge, off the A40, on private land
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