Newcastle Emlyn.

Newcastle Emlyn castle

Castell Newydd Emlyn.

Although Newcastle Emlyn is not actually in Pembrokeshire, but straddles the border of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, it is close enough to be well worth a visit. Built on two sides of the River Teifi, one side is Newcastle Emlyn and the other side is called Adpar.

Primarily Welsh-speaking , this busy market town is famous for its cattle markets, fine shops and restaurants and the 13th century castle built on a bend of the river. Unusually this castle was built by the Welsh, rather than the invading English and , in its time, was seized by both Llewellyn the Great and Owain Glyndwr. There are lovely riverside walks and the town itself is pretty with a gallery, theatre and nearby is the Welsh National Woollen Museum.

The legend of the dragon

A winged viper , breathing fire, chose the castle as a sleeping place and was killed by a brave local who enticed it into the river with a red cloak – then firing an arrow into its underbelly, but as it died , its blood poisoned the river.

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Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne is now enjoying realising her long-held ambition to work as a Community Photojournalist and to celebrate her passion for the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire. Usually accompanied by her Pembrokeshire border collie, Cwtch.

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