How well do you know your Welsh castles? I’ve devised a fun quiz for you! (Scroll down for the answer).
Ruling from 1239 to 1307, Edward I of England was known as ‘the Hammer of the Scots’, and he wasn’t particularly pleasant to the Welsh, either. In Wales, Edward constructed an ‘iron ring’ of castles designed to subdue a country loyal to its native Welsh princes, a line which ended with Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, otherwise known as Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf, (‘Llywelyn our last leader’).
Answer: The two castles not built by Edward I are Castell y Bere and Dolwyddelan. Both are believed to have been constructed by Llywelyn Fawr (Llywelyn the Great).