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Caerphilly Castle

So, I was in the mood for castle…

But before we get to pictures, a bit of background…

Built in 1268 by Gilbert de Clare (also known as “Red Gilbert” due to his hair colour) as part of his conquest Glamorgan and the continuing subjugation of the Welsh by the Normans. 

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History

Caerphilly Castle

Living in Wales definitely has its advantages. There are so many places to visit and things to see. Caerphilly Castle is just one of many castles we have and it’s the 2nd largest castle in Britain. 93 more words

Family

Dragons

We are pretty lucky having a huge castle like this practically on our doorstep.


Recently we had visitors of the dragon kind who took up residence in the castle. 97 more words

Family

Castles of Wales - Dolforwyn Castle, Powys:

If you travel on the main road between Welshpool and Newtown, you will come across the signs to Dolforwyn Castle, and what a gem it is. 215 more words

Wales

St David's Cathedral & Bishops Palace 

St David’s is a city in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It is Britains smallest city.

I’ve not visited before so I was intrigued to have a look around. 580 more words

Cadw Visitor Figures for 2015

The 2015 visitor figures for Cadw sites are now available (for 2014 see here). (2014 numbers are in brackets.)

  1. Conwy Castle: 204,172  (184,758)
  2. Caernarfon Castle: 195,352 (175,216)
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Heritage Sites

Conwy Castle - Castle Review

Built:  1283-1289

Location: Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY

History: Built for Edward I, by Master James of St George, the castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. 590 more words

Review