Cardigan Castle ruins

Cardigan Castle

The ruins of Cardigan Castle dominate the skyline above Cardigan, Wales. Once full of medieval splendor, the castle is now in a deplorable state: its walls are propped up by scaffolding and the gardens are overgrown. Cardigan Castle History Although the castle has been destroyed and rebuilt at various times throughout the centuries, the present […]

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The Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle History Caerphilly Castle in Glamorgan, South Wales, is arguably the most impressive non-royal castle in Wales and stands in comparison with even the mightiest of the castles built by Edward I after 1276. It was built in 1268 by Red Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, in an effort to assert his claim

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Caernarfon Castle and courtyard

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is the most impressive of a string of majestic castles built by Edward I after his conquest of North Wales in 1283. An enormous fortress-palace by the sea, it has a good claim to be one of the most important castles in the UK. It is the product not only of Edward’s military

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