Dryslwyn Castle (Castell y Dryslwyn) was built by the Welsh themselves around the mid thirteenth century and heavily attacked by the English who eventually took the castle after a long siege. Remains of a hall and keep walls can be seen and the site is about five miles west of Llandeilo on the B4297 off the A40.
The Autumn light was just starting to fail when we went to the site. Powdery dark shower clouds could be seen across the Tywi Valley from the Castle walls. A beautiful ruin perched proudly on a hilltop with a special magical atmosphere. There is a car park off the road opposite the Castle. A winding path takes you up to the site, which is free to explore and has wonderful views. We loved this castle.