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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