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About Raglan Castle (Cadw)

Amlinell ddigamsyniol Rhaglan yn coroni cefnen yng nghanol cefn gwlad gogoneddus yw’r castell crandiaf a adeiladwyd erioed gan y Cymry.

I Syr William ap Thomas, neu’r ‘marchog glas o Went’, y mae’r diolch am Dŵr Mawr amffosog 1435 sy’n dal i daflu ei gysgod dros y gaer-balas nerthol hon. Ei fab yntau, Syr William Herbert, Iarll Penfro, a greodd y porthdy gyda’i ‘rhyngdyllau’ ymledol.

Roedd y bwâu carreg hyn yn golygu y gallai taflegrau fwrw i lawr ar ymosodwyr. Ond daeth Rhaglan 150 o flynyddoedd yn ddiweddarach nag oes aur derfysglyd adeiladu cestyll. Fe’i dyluniwyd i greu argraff gymaint ag i frawychu.
Under various earls of Worcester Raglan was transformed into a magnificent country seat with a fashionable long gallery and one of the finest Renaissance gardens in Britain. But loyalty to the crown was to prove its undoing.

Despite a garrison of 800 men and one of the longest sieges of the Civil War, it fell to parliamentary forces and was deliberately destroyed. Among the looted treasures was a piece of Tudor wooden panelling, now proudly displayed in the visitor centre after being rescued from a cow shed in the 1950s.

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