Castell y Bere

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  • Castell y Bere is a ruin in some amazing countryside. All you can see is the outline of the castle, its towers, curtain wall and gateways.

    Castell y Bere was built by Llewellyn the Great to protect the mountain trade routes between the Kingdom of Gwynedd and Powys Wenwynwyn and Deheubarth. But following the invasion of Wales by Edward I in 1277, the castle was besieged in April 1283 by English forces.

    Its strategic position meant that after its capture, Edward I ordered the castle be refortified and garrisoned. A small town was then encouraged to develop around its base.

    In September 1294, forces belonging to Welsh leader Madoc ap Llywelyn laid siege to Castell y Bere but the revolt was crushed in 1295 when English re-enforcements arrived.

    After the revolt the castle and the new English settlement were both abandoned.

    Elements of this article taken from wikipedia

  • Castell y Bere 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures bottoming out at 15°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Thursday, Sep 21st
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
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    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
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    Monday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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      7:09 am    7:07 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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