The castle is an enchanting ruin, which was built in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Sir John Perrot turned it into a gentleman’s mansion in Tudor times, and the combination of the two makes for an interesting building. Turner painted it and Thomas occasionally worked in the summerhouse. For fabulous views over the village, you can climb to the top of one of the two original towers. Another famous Welsh writer stayed at the castle house from 1934 and 1942, Richard Hughes author of “A High Wind in Jamaica”.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015