Postcard from Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis, Wales, the 13th century home of Llywelyn the Great

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Dolbadarn Castle – photo credit: L. Flewelling

After a day of climbing Mount Snowdon and touring the castles of Edward I, we broke through the trees and saw the charming remains of Dolbadarn Castle near Llanberis (we approached from the completely wrong side – it shouldn’t actually be that difficult to get to). ┬áThe castle was most likely built by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (who I am particularly interested in for obvious reasons) in the 13th century and the remains are dominated by a 50 ft tall tower with the outlines of other rooms below.

Cadw: Dolbadarn Castle