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Mr Monkey in Aberystwyth

"It's definitely seen better days, you know"

Mr Monkey looking past the castle wall and tower towards the town Mr Monkey in the stone circle in the castle

Mr Monkey scampered up into the castle, which was a lot easier to get around in daylight. Building this castle cost Edward I £3885, 12 shillings and 11½ pennies between 1277 and 1289, but it was starting to fall down by the mid-14th century. The castle annoyed Oliver Cromwell so much that he had it blown up in 1649. And, in 1916, some druids built a stone circle for their Eisteddfod.

You can read about the history of Aberystwyth castle at the Castles of Wales website.

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