Dyfed - Wales
The first Norman to build a motte and bailey castle here was Odo de Barry, at the end of the 11th century. He was given this and other lands for his part at the Battle of Hastings and the conquest of England.
His son William fitzOdo de Barry rebuilt the castle in limestone sometime
during the early part of the 12th century.
The castle was seized in 1645 by Parliamentary forces but there is some doubt as to whether it was slighted.
During the 17th and 18th centuries the castle was allowed to fall into a ruin but by the latter part of the 19th century it was partially restored by J.R. Cobb.
The castle is open to the public.
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