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About Newcastle Emlyn

Supermarket Sweep

The “New” Castle Ruins – Larger version

Newcastle Emlyn and Adpar are two adjacent communities in the Teifi Valley West Wales sitting either side of the River Teifi. To the North is Adpar in the County of Ceredigion, to the South, Newcastle Emlyn in the County of Carmarthenshire.

Newcastle Emlyn Market Hall

Newcastle Emlyn Market Hall – Much larger version

Newcastle Emlyn and Adpar form a bustling market town community which grew up around a crossing point over the River Teifi, its swooping meanders made the site a natural defensive position first built on by the Normans. Today, although the castle is in ruins, the town is lively and attractive and its people welcoming.

Newcastle Emlyn Market Hall

Sycamore Street, Newcastle Emlyn – Much larger image

For many years in the 18th and 19th centuries Emlyn was an important part of the drovers’ network, a collecting point for the hogs and hardy Welsh Black cattle which ended up at the auctions and on the platters of the big English cities to the east: Bristol, Birmingham and London.