Haverfordwest Castle is
located on the top of an east facing cliff, a place obviously chosen because of its
prominence and ease of defense. The original fortress was probably built here in the 1000s -
1100s. There is little left of the first wood and earth construction. The ruins now seen
probably date from the 1200s when the Castle was acquired by Queen Eleanor, wife of King Edward I
(For more history of the Castle, please visit Jeff Thomas' excellent site,
Castles of Wales).