There's not a great deal left of the castle I'm afraid, and I didn't want to climb up through pollen-y grass to take closer views. The earliest castle here was begun (in wood) by Richard Fitz Pons, who was granted the Lordship of the cantref. However, it was lost for several generations to the Welsh Princes of Deheubarth, united under the Banner of the Lord of Dinefwr - the castle and estate which is in present-day Llandeilo in the Towy Valley. Edward I, who was very keen on getting Wales under control, finally got his hands on it in 1177. Various Llywelyns got it back and lost it. The statue above is of local Carmarthenshire landowner Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fechan, who joined the forces of Owain Glyndwr's rebellion, and was hung, drawn, and quartered in Llandovery by Henry IV's forces.
It's a Grade II* listed 13th C castle, which was built in stone by the Normans , replacing the earlier wooden castle. It was burnt in the 16th C and abandoned after that.
Sorry - not very legible and I cut the end off the paragraphs. My apologies.
I hope you can see these well enough to read, should so inclined...
These beautiful wild flowers have been planted in the car park and really make it beautiful.