Trecastle - Home
Welcome to our Trecastle Community website, built by the community for locals and visitors alike. Stay in touch with all the latest things happening in our village, and we hope you enjoy browsing our pages and looking at the many photos of the village and the different events that occur throughout the year.
Trecastle Flower Festival August 2015 - 15th to 26th August 2015
Trecastle Flower Festival is looming and hopefully it will be blooming. Come and join us at St David's Church in Llywel.
Elections May 2017 - Tue, 7 Mar 2017 3:31 pm
Trecastle YFC performance Port Talbot - Sun, 5 Mar 2017 7:30 pm... Read more»
Age of school to be raised to 5. - Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:45 pm
Mae Cyngor Sir Powys yn... Read more»
Powys Public Transportation Consultation 2015 - Tue, 2 Jun 2015 5:27 pm
Public transport provision in Powys will be changing from November 2015.... Read more»
Trecastle Dark Skies Event April 2015 - Ticket Hot Line - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 5:30 pm
Trecastle - A Brief History
Trecastle is a small village in Powys, Wales, situated between Brecon and Llandovery and takes it's name from the medieval castle which once stood there many years ago. The early 11th century Norman motte and bailey structure was designed to protect the area and towns from attack, but was constantly under siege. It is recorded that at this time Edward I of England spent a number of days in Trecastle trying to suppress a revolt. The remains of the motte and bailey can still been seen today and is the biggest and best preserved of its kind in the National Park.
Trecastle had long been a important stopping post for stage coaches where the travellers could rest in the local inn and the horses could be fed and watered. By the 19th century Trecastle was a thriving village and boasted a grain mill, two schools, a gasworks, two smithies, 16 shops and a large number of public houses.
For nearly seventy years between 1830 and 1914 Trecastle and Llywel had the two most productive and important wool mills in Brecknockshire employing many local families. Up until the introduction of the railway at Sennybridge, Trecastle was the main trading centre in the area and people would travel there to shop and trade their wares.
Today Trecastle is a quiet rural village sitting either side of the A40, but it still maintains two inns and the well known Antique Centre as well as many cottage industries and of course a very active community.