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Benedictine Abbeys in State Care

Battle Abbey, Sussex. The Abbey was founded on the site of William I’s victory at the battle of Hastings. It seems likely that it was founded at some point after 1070, and the choir of the new abbey was consecrated in 1076. 579 more words

Heritage Sites

Caernarfon Castle, Wales

I love castles. Especially the medieval castles of North Wales. UNESCO agree with me, since they made The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd… 491 more words

Travel

WALK INTO THE PAST FOR FREE THIS SEPTEMBER

Many ‘unseen gems’ that are not usually open to the public along with very well known Cadw sites will be open and welcoming thousands of visitors; a chance to really discover the inside stories of these incredible sites with guided tours on offer at many venues. 66 more words

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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