Revision 4/05/03: It was brought to my attention that one can walk around the castle and win in a most unhonorable fashion. Bad Form my fellow Knights and Squires. If one had read the description you would have noted that attack from these sides is physically impossible, I have visited this castle several times and know this first hand. As the game limits the amount of height one can raise land, I am somewhat limited in recreating this effect. I am loathe to make any part of a map inaccessible and you can still access the land behind the castle but only by going through the castle itself. I hope you will find this revision more challenging.
Perched on a 300ft. limestone crag, Carreg Cennen Castle has one of the most spectacular locations of any castle in the world. The Castle overlooks the Black Mountains and is shrouded in mystery. Nobody knows who built the first castle here but there certainly was one before the present fortress of the Thirteenth century. This castle was built by John Gillard at the behest of Edward I who granted it to him. It is a rectangular courtyard castle with classic Edwardian projecting angle towers and a twin towered gatehouse. The outer ward was added later on to the North and East sides of the castle, the only sides that attack was even possible. Carreg Cennen was badly damaged by Owain Glyndwr in the early Fifteenth century and subsequently repaired.In the War of the Roses the castle was the scene of action when it was taken by the Lancastrians. Besieged by the Yorkists the castle surrendered and was rendered useless as a Fortress. Carreg Cennen then became a haunt of bandits and thieves. Having become a menace to the surrounding countryside, The castle was slighted by William Herbert of Raglan Castle. William hired '500 men with picks and Bars' who partially dismantled this 'robbers den'.