Newcastle Emlyn is a delightful historic market town nestling within the stunningly beautiful Teifi Valley.
The high street has developed into an attractive shopping destination and offers an array of fabulous independent shops, art and crafts and antique centres. When a well-earned rest is needed there are award winning restaurants, cafés and pubs to satisfy your needs. Newcastle Emlyn is also a Fair Trade town.
There are some lovely scenic, dog friendly, riverside walks around the 13th century Norman castle ruins that overlooks the River Teifi and points to the strategic importance once held by this town. Founded around 1240 by the Welsh Prince, Maredudd ap Rhys, Newcastle Emlyn castle is unique in that very few Welsh-built stone castles can be found in West Wales. Following a series of attacks and refurbishments over the following centuries, the castle was finally blown up with gunpowder in 1645 during the English Civil war.
Newcastle Emlyn is a bustling hub of rural life with a strong sense of community that works hard together to organise the many events and festivals which are held annually within the town.
A warm welcome awaits you in this friendly town!
The Town and Castle
Newcastle Emlyn Heritage Trail
This is an audio trail commissioned by the Town Council in conjunction with audiotrails.co,.uk. It can be used to help you explore the town and can be downloaded before you arrive or when you are here.
This GPS triggered trail focuses upon those darker times; stories that have been painstakingly collected by local historian Ken Jones and brought together in this bilingual app. View lovely archive images of Newcastle Emlyn and listen to Ken reveal gory local stories that include where the last fatal duel in Wales took place.