Built in 1842 and refurbished in 1878 when the castle was bought by Italian-American opera singer, Adelina Patti. Many people say she bought it so she would have a place to perform in Wales. Whenever our guide spoke of her, there was a real pride in his voice. The Welsh seem to be really taken by the fact that this world-wide superstar (in 1900) would choose to live in Wales. It is now Crag-y-Nos Country Park (the castle and its grounds) and is part of Brecon Beacons National Park. It's also "an oddball (and rather overpriced) hostel/hotel." Oh, I'm very fond of elephants.