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Saving a Grade I listed Welsh castle: the dramatic story of the restoration of the Landmark Trust’s 200th building 

The Grade I listed Llwyn Celyn had been rotting since the early 15th century, its walls penetrated by slanting and unforgiving rain.

Once grand, the medieval property in the Black Mountains was on the brink of collapse when the Landmark Trust, a charity committed to restoring Britain’s forgotten treasures, set out to save it, embarking on a £4.2  million transformation project in 2012.

Built in 1420, Llwyn Celyn is considered one of Wales’s most important surviving houses of this period, and opens to holidaymakers this month. It aptly marks the organisation’s 200th building rescue.

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons, it’s an Aladdin’s cave of historic craftsmanship, materials and artefacts. It…

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