History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
On the westward side the hill falls away in a steep scarp, providing natural defences. Huge round towers, about 20 metres diameter, stood at the south and north ends of the enclosure. The vaulted undercroft of the south tower survives. Chambers built within the tower walls can still be seen, in addition to a large cistern carved from the solid rock.
The great court is enclosed within a wide (15 metres across) ditch carved into the rock. To the south is an outer court within earthworks.
About Morlais Castle
Address: Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: 2 m N Merthyr Tydfil, off A465
OS: SO042 095
Photo Credit: Gibbinskaren, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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