Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle- Castles from the Clouds: Laugharne Castle - Cymru o'r Awyr: Castell Talacharn Laugharne Castle, King Street, Carmarthen, United Kingdom Laugharne is perhaps best known for its associations with Dylan Thomas, but for the past 20 years, the picturesque castle, sited on the Taf estuary, has been the subject of painstaking archaeological investigation and gradual restoration. There was probably a Norman castle here by the early 12th century, though the upstanding remains can be traced back no further than the work of the de Brian family in the late 13th century. From the de Brians and their descendants, in 1488 the lordship and castle passed to the earls of Northumberland. In 1584, Elizabeth I granted Laugharne to Sir John Parrott, said to have been the illegitimate son of Henry VIII. www.castlewales.com Filmed as part of a new series of videos that showcase Cadw's historic monuments from the air. This magnificent medieval castle turned Tudor mansion was built in the 13th century. Looking out over the estuary, it has proved to be a source of inspiration in its time. Even Dylan Thomas is known to have put pen to paper in the castle's garden summerhouse.

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