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Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle.svg Ethan Ampadu

Laugharne Castle

Ethan Ampadu

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Ethan Ampadu

Position Midfielder
Number 15
Date of Birth SEP 14 2000
First Game France 2017/18
Height 6'4
Club Sheffield United
Caps 23
Goals 0

Dreigiau Cymru

The Football Association of Wales has teamed up with Cadw to represent each of the 26 players in the Cymru squad for UEFA EURO 2020 at historic sites across the country. 

Celebrate Cymru at EURO 2020 by grabbing a selfie at these locations to share on social media using our #DreigiauCymru hashtag. 

You can also scan the QR code on each Dreigiau Cymru to log the visit in your personal digital sticker book right here on TogetherStronger.Cymru. How many digital player stickers can you collect from visiting Cadw sites across Wales?!

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Castle History

Mighty medieval castle, Tudor mansion and poet’s hideout

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This is the ‘brown as owls’ castle beloved of Dylan Thomas, Laugharne’s most famous resident. He wrote Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog in the castle summerhouse perched above glorious views of the Taf estuary.

Here two giant medieval stone towers stand guard over the remains of a magnificent Tudor mansion, all set in 19th century ornamental gardens.

After centuries of conflict between Welsh and Anglo-Normans, Laugharne was rescued from near ruin by Elizabethan courtier Sir John Perrot. He turned the dilapidated 13th-century castle into a residence fit for a gentleman, including a grand hall whose gaping windows still stare out over the water.

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But his rapid rise had made him many enemies – and even the rumour that he was really the queen’s half-brother couldn’t save him.

Convicted of high treason, Sir John died in the Tower of London in 1592 while awaiting execution. Some believe he was poisoned just as Elizabeth was about pardon him.

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