Llandovery Castle (Castell Llanymddfri) is a Norman castle is in the town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire and was built at the beginning of the twelfth century. It was the scene of a number of battles which saw it changing hands between the Welsh and English. The remains are of a D shaped tower on the summit of a hill with evidence of two gatehouse towers and surrounded by a motte. The town is on the A40 north east of Llandeilo.
We visited on an Autumn day in October 2012. The castle is easy to find and close to the town centre standing above a car park. On a mound above the town the atmospheric ruins of the castle give a clear impression of its turbulent history. At its base stands the monument to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan supporter of Owain Glyndwr's fight for Welsh liberation. An impressive and unusual monument built of stainless steel which stands some sixteen feet in height. The site and picturesque town are definitely worth a visit.