Castell Du, Sennybridge, Dyfed
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Fragments of 13th century castle. Conwy Castle is unusually well-preserved for a 13th-century castle, with its original town walls largely intact. The 19th-century castle embodies what has happened to many country houses in the 20th and early part of the 21st century, says Baker. Well preserved ringwork fortification set within an earlier Iron Age earthwork which served as the bailey. The Lord Rhys (Rhys ap Gruffydd, 1132-1197) built the first stone castle at Cardigan and, to celebrate its completion in 1176, held a gathering of musicians and poets. The remains of the large bailey, ditch and curtain wall are in a poor state of conservation. Captured and destroyed by Maredudd ap Gruffydd and Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1153, the castle was besieged again by the Welsh in 1187. Gilbert de Clare met his end at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and it is thought likely that the castle was never fully completed. Construction started again the following year under the supervision of the king's favourite architect, Master James of St George, who completed the castle in 1289. Looking to stay in one of these fabulous castles? Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. var map,icon0,newpoints=[],marker=[],infowindow=new google.maps.InfoWindow;function addLoadEvent(e){var t=window.onload;window.onload="function"==typeof window.onload?function(){t(),e()}:e}addLoadEvent(loadMap),addLoadEvent(addPoints);function loadMap(){map=new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"),{center:{lat:52.375599,lng:-3.647461},zoom:8}),icon1={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPtownicon.png?1355931719"},icon2={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPabbeysicon.png?1355931719"},icon3={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPbattlefieldicon.png?1355931719"},icon4={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPcastlesicon.png?1355931719"},icon5={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPchurchicon.png?1355931719"},icon6={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPgardensicon.png?1355931719"},icon7={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPhistoricalsiteicon.png?1355931719"},icon8={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPmuseumicon.png?1355931719"},icon9={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPothericon.png?1355931719"},icon10={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPpalacesicon.png?1355931719"},icon11={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPtransporticon.png?1355931719"},icon12={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPromanicon.png?1356890908"},icon13={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPanglosaxonicon.png?1358963303"}}function addPoints(){newpoints[0]=[51.819328,-3.017437,icon4," Abergavenny Castle "," Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Gwent
Owned by: Monmouthshire County Council
Remains of medieval castle. Largely completed by 1290 CE, the castle received some further additions up to 1330 CE. Only a few years later the castle withstood a long siege by the Welsh, although its defenders were near starvation. The castle played an important role in several of the Welsh Wars, withstanding the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn between 1294\u201395 but falling to Owain Glyn D\u0175r in 1404. "],newpoints[34]=[52.409305,-3.28807,icon4," Castell y Blaidd "," Castell y Blaidd, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of Norman ringwork defensive enclosure. Cadwaladr was the son of Gruffudd ap Cynan, who after escaping imprisonment around 1094, had driven the Normans out of Gwynedd with a little help from his Irish friends and relations. In 1257 it suffered again in another Welsh uprising when the powerful Norman noble Guy De Brian was captured at Laugharne by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and the castle destroyed. Remodelled and embellished over the centuries, the medieval fortress was gradually transformed into the grand country mansion it is today. Built around 1157 by Robert de Banastre, this early Norman earth and timber motte and bailey type fortification was strengthened at some point with the addition of a stone wall surrounding the bailey. Set on a strategically important site commanding a ford crossing the river, Gerald of Windsor erected the first Norman timber motte and bailey castle around 1100, building on an earlier Iron Age fort. Edward I expanded the castle and established a small town beside it. The present castle was built by Gilbert Fitz Richard Lord of Clare after the first was destroyed. "],newpoints[58]=[53.180823,-3.019852,icon4," Hawarden Old Castle "," Hawarden Old Castle, Hawarden, Clwyd
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of 13th century castle. "],newpoints[95]=[51.6203,-3.9412,icon4," Swansea Castle "," Swansea Castle, Swansea, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of medieval castle. After the English Civil War in the 17th century the castle was slighted in order to prevent its reuse. Built on the banks of the River Usk, the design allowed small boats to enter the castle through the gatehouse at high tide. Following the Wars of the Roses the military significance of the castle began to decline, and it was only in the mid-18th century when it passed into the hands of John Stuart, first Marquess of Bute, that things began to change. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[45]=[51.923348,-3.519783,icon4," Cwn Camlais Castle "," Cwn Camlais Castle, Sennybridge, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant remains of small 12th century castle. Thought to have been founded around 1215, this is a very early example of a Welsh castle built in stone. Using the natural environment to great effect, the first stone castle on the site was erected by Lord Rhys, Rhys of Deheubarth, in the late 12th century. Started in 1277 by Dafydd ap Gruffudd, possibly using Norman masons, to construct a great circular keep overlooking the surrounding countryside. Wales has more per square mile than anywhere in the world:  Aerial view of Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, North Wales; Castell Coch, South Wales; and Dinas Brân Castle, Denbighshire, Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire, West Wales, Cardiff Castle, South Wales - banqueting hall, motte and bailey and the clock tower, Caerphilly Castle, South Wales - dragon's lair, entrance and medieval Christmas fayre, This is Wales. The castle was rebuilt in stone by the English King Henry III, but was abandoned and finally destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales in 1263. The castle’s Clive Museum has the UK's largest private collection of Indian and Far Eastern antiquities. As a reward for his support, Edward granted the castle to John Giffard of Brimpsfield who between 1283 and 1321 rebuilt and strengthened the fortresses defences. "],newpoints[11]=[53.139306,-4.276889,icon4," Caernarfon Castle "," Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Owned by: Cadw
Externally intact part medieval castle, part royal palace. The ghosts of Gwrych: the twisted history of I'm A Celeb's ruined Welsh castle. In 1784 Lord Powis’ daughter married Edward Clive, who later inherited both the family title and the considerable wealth of his own father: Major-General Robert Clive, also known as Clive of India. "],newpoints[36]=[52.64097,-3.237647,icon4," Castle Caereinion Castle "," Castle Caereinion Castle, Castle Caereinion, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant earthwork remains of motte and bailey castle. Also known as St Quintin's Castle, named after Herbert de St Quentin who is thought to have built the first timber and earth fortification on the site around 1102. There is no evidence to suggest that stone walls ever replaced the wooden structure. This well-preserved raised ringwork, or low circular mound, once protected a timber Norman fortification. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. On Christmas Day in 1175, the Norman Lord of Abergavenny, William de Braose murdered his long-standing Welsh rival Seisyll ap Dyfnwal in the great hall of the castle: the Massacre of Abergavenny. Sprawling across a Welsh hillside, backed by forest and looking out to the wild Irish Sea, Gwrych Castle is the stuff of fairy tales. In 1399 the castle was refortified against Owain Glynd\u0175r, but by the late 15th century it was in a state of ruin. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[33]=[51.5918170806,-3.11868040483,icon4," Castell Machen "," Castell Machen, Machen, Glamorgan
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant remains of late 12th or early 13th century Welsh castle. One of the earliest Norman castles in Wales, Abergavenny dates from around 1087. Modest in comparison with Edward’s massive fortresses (the princes of Wales had only a fraction of the king’s spending power), they easily make up in atmosphere what they might lack in architectural finesse. Although Edward began to rebuild it, a fire gutted the castle and it was left to ruin. It is these remains that still stand overlooking the river. "],newpoints[26]=[51.53585,-3.25482,icon4," Castell Coch "," Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Intact Victorian fantasy 'folly' castle. "],newpoints[19]=[51.855996,-4.305697,icon4," Carmarthen Castle "," Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthen, Dyfed
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of 13th century castle. It was one of Thomas's descendants who built the nearby mock Gothic mansion of Newton House, the castle keep being modified to be used as a summer house. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Pugin in 1845. In 1189 Pembroke was acquired by the most famous knight of the times, William Marshal. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. Built in the 13th century on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay, Criccieth Castle is one of the most spectacular castle ruins to visit in Wales, not least for its amazing views. The castle changed hands several times over the next century or so, finally falling to the English King Edward I in 1277 who refortified the defences. Sited on a headland overlooking the mouth of the Tywi, the castle controlled an important river crossing. Welsh Castle Database. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. During the turbulent years of the 12th century, the castle changed hands several times between the English and Welsh. In the 1282 war with King Edward I, Llywelyn's grandson, Llywelyn the Last was killed and Castell y Bere was taken by English forces. After suffering the wrath of Llywelyn, the first castle was badly damaged in 1262 and as a result the second castle was started in 1267. This land grab disagreement apparently turned violent and in 1290 King Edward I was forced to intervene in person, marching his forces into the area to settle the dispute between the warring earls. "],newpoints[62]=[51.769948,-4.462249,icon4," Laugharne Castle "," Laugharne Castle, Laugharne, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadw
Significant remains of 14th century castle. In 1648 during the English Civil War, Royalists forces held Tenby Castle for 10 weeks until they were starved into surrendering by the besieging Parliamentarians. Attacked in March 1405 by a Welsh army led by Rhys Gethin, the siege was eventually relieved by forces led by Prince Henry, the future English King Henry V. Grosmont appears to have fallen into disuse after this, as by the early 16th century records indicate that it was abandoned. The current fortress was constructed by Edward I following his 13th century conquest of Wales. Even today, several illustrious families can trace their lineage back to her: she was an ancestor of George Washington, JFK and Princess Diana. Built by William de Londres to guard a strategic crossing of the River Ewenny, the initial Norman earth and timber ringwork castle was quickly rebuilt in stone sometime after 1116. Free and open access for external viewing during restricted dates and times. Standing on the site of an earlier Saxon fortress, a Norman timber motte and bailey structure was erected around 1086. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[17]=[52.081197,-4.66079,icon4," Cardigan Castle "," Cardigan Castle, Cardigan, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadwgan Preservation Trust
Derelict medieval castle. At that time Llywelyn was extending the boundaries of his princedom The English King Edward I captured Dinefwr in 1277, and in 1403 the castle survived a siege by the forces of Owain Glyn D\u0175r. Around 1160 Henry II repaired and refortified the castle, only to lose control of it to the Welsh forces of Owain Cyfeiliog and Owain Fychan in 1163. "],newpoints[68]=[51.822361,-4.797647,icon4," Llawhaden Castle "," Llawhaden Castle, Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire
Owned by: Cadw
The fortified palace of the bishops of St Davids. "],newpoints[61]=[51.739553,-4.305677,icon4," Kidwelly Castle "," Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Well preserved remains of medieval fortress. A Lancastrian stronghold during the War of the Roses, in 1462 Carreg Cennen was slighted by 500 Yorkist troops to prevent it being fortified again. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Built in true \u2018Norman style ', the castle commanded a good view of the Dysynni river crossing at the head of the strategically important junction of the Dysynni and Fathew valleys. The castle ceased to have a major military role after Edward I's pacification of Wales and the castle buildings were sold off, pulled down or put to alternative use. The Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd signalled his objection to its building by burning the site in 1270. After killing King Harold, the Norman invasion spread steadily through England and, as it did so, the invaders built castles across the countryside. Eventually rebuilt in stone by Humphrey de Bohun in the early 13th century, the castle gradually fell into disrepair and now stands in the grounds of a hotel. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Currently closed for health and safety reasons "],newpoints[80]=[51.480608,-3.611543,icon4," Ogmore Castle "," Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Substamtial remains of 12th century castle. A later well-known bard, known as Llywelyn Crug Eryr, is thought to have lived at the castle at one time. It also withstood a seven-year siege, the longest in British history, during the 15th-century Wars of the Roses. "],newpoints[57]=[51.802667,-4.96978,icon4," Haverfordwest Castle "," Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed
Owned by: Pembrokeshire National Park Authority
Remains of medieval castle. The subject of many more border battles and skirmishes, it is thought that the castle met it's end in the 1230 's when it was destroyed by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. This was the first National Eisteddfod, a tradition that continues to this day. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Free and open access at any reasonable time. On private property, the castle can be viewed fron the nearby A44 road. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. A Brief History of Castles on the Welsh Border In the Middle Ages the Welsh border had the greatest concentration of castles in Europe. The castle endured a six-month siege during the English Civil War before finally falling to Parliamentarian forces; it was slighted to prevent further use. Also known as Sennybridge Castle and Castell Rhyd-y-Briw, this native Welsh castle built around 1260 is believed to be the work of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. A Norman ringwork castle set within an older Iron Age hillfort. Refortified by the royal command of Henry IV, Owain Glyn D\u0175r sealed Crickhowell 's fate when his forces sacked the castle in 1404, leaving it in ruins. Set at the confluence of the Honddu and River Usk at one of the few places where the river could be forded, Bernard de Neufmarch erected the first Norman motte and bailey fortress around 1093. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. "],newpoints[12]=[51.5761,-3.2203,icon4," Caerphilly Castle "," Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Medieval castle famous for its defensive featues. "],newpoints[3]=[53.2648,-4.0897,icon4," Beaumaris Castle "," Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd
Owned by: Cadw
Substantial remains of one of the most impressive medieval castles in Britain. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. This typical earth and timber motte and bailey castle was built sometime before 1136 by the distinguished Norman knight Walter de Bec, d'Espec. A castle of "massive military strength", it has been described as the … "],newpoints[79]=[51.590776,-2.995139,icon4," Newport Castle "," Newport Castle, Newport, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of medieval castle. Added to and strengthened in the early 14th century, the ruins of which can be seen today. Chepstow is the oldest post-Roman stone fortress in Britain, and its 800-year-old castle doors are also the oldest in Europe. Humble Beginnings Pembroke Castle has a long and fascinating history, for it was around 1093 that Arnulf de Montgomery built the small inner bailey standing at the end of the promontory. In 1189 Chepstow passed to the famous William Marshal, perhaps the greatest knight of the medieval period, who greatly extended and strengthened the fortress into what we see today. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Badly damaged during the rebellion of Owain Glyn D\u0175r in 1405, Sir Rhys ap Thomas lavished funds to transform Woebley into the luxurious residence that would reflect his new social status as Governor of Wales. Both are easily reached on a circular walk from Llandeilo. "],newpoints[40]=[52.057,-4.634129,icon4," Cilgerran Castle "," Cilgerran Castle, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of 13th century castle. "],newpoints[16]=[51.482713,-3.181917,icon4," Cardiff Castle "," Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Owned by: City of Cardiff
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Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Fragments of 13th century castle. Conwy Castle is unusually well-preserved for a 13th-century castle, with its original town walls largely intact. The 19th-century castle embodies what has happened to many country houses in the 20th and early part of the 21st century, says Baker. Well preserved ringwork fortification set within an earlier Iron Age earthwork which served as the bailey. The Lord Rhys (Rhys ap Gruffydd, 1132-1197) built the first stone castle at Cardigan and, to celebrate its completion in 1176, held a gathering of musicians and poets. The remains of the large bailey, ditch and curtain wall are in a poor state of conservation. Captured and destroyed by Maredudd ap Gruffydd and Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1153, the castle was besieged again by the Welsh in 1187. Gilbert de Clare met his end at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and it is thought likely that the castle was never fully completed. Construction started again the following year under the supervision of the king's favourite architect, Master James of St George, who completed the castle in 1289. Looking to stay in one of these fabulous castles? Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. var map,icon0,newpoints=[],marker=[],infowindow=new google.maps.InfoWindow;function addLoadEvent(e){var t=window.onload;window.onload="function"==typeof window.onload?function(){t(),e()}:e}addLoadEvent(loadMap),addLoadEvent(addPoints);function loadMap(){map=new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"),{center:{lat:52.375599,lng:-3.647461},zoom:8}),icon1={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPtownicon.png?1355931719"},icon2={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPabbeysicon.png?1355931719"},icon3={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPbattlefieldicon.png?1355931719"},icon4={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPcastlesicon.png?1355931719"},icon5={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPchurchicon.png?1355931719"},icon6={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPgardensicon.png?1355931719"},icon7={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPhistoricalsiteicon.png?1355931719"},icon8={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPmuseumicon.png?1355931719"},icon9={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPothericon.png?1355931719"},icon10={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPpalacesicon.png?1355931719"},icon11={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPtransporticon.png?1355931719"},icon12={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPromanicon.png?1356890908"},icon13={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPanglosaxonicon.png?1358963303"}}function addPoints(){newpoints[0]=[51.819328,-3.017437,icon4," Abergavenny Castle "," Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Gwent
Owned by: Monmouthshire County Council
Remains of medieval castle. Largely completed by 1290 CE, the castle received some further additions up to 1330 CE. Only a few years later the castle withstood a long siege by the Welsh, although its defenders were near starvation. The castle played an important role in several of the Welsh Wars, withstanding the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn between 1294\u201395 but falling to Owain Glyn D\u0175r in 1404. "],newpoints[34]=[52.409305,-3.28807,icon4," Castell y Blaidd "," Castell y Blaidd, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of Norman ringwork defensive enclosure. Cadwaladr was the son of Gruffudd ap Cynan, who after escaping imprisonment around 1094, had driven the Normans out of Gwynedd with a little help from his Irish friends and relations. In 1257 it suffered again in another Welsh uprising when the powerful Norman noble Guy De Brian was captured at Laugharne by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and the castle destroyed. Remodelled and embellished over the centuries, the medieval fortress was gradually transformed into the grand country mansion it is today. Built around 1157 by Robert de Banastre, this early Norman earth and timber motte and bailey type fortification was strengthened at some point with the addition of a stone wall surrounding the bailey. Set on a strategically important site commanding a ford crossing the river, Gerald of Windsor erected the first Norman timber motte and bailey castle around 1100, building on an earlier Iron Age fort. Edward I expanded the castle and established a small town beside it. The present castle was built by Gilbert Fitz Richard Lord of Clare after the first was destroyed. "],newpoints[58]=[53.180823,-3.019852,icon4," Hawarden Old Castle "," Hawarden Old Castle, Hawarden, Clwyd
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of 13th century castle. "],newpoints[95]=[51.6203,-3.9412,icon4," Swansea Castle "," Swansea Castle, Swansea, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of medieval castle. After the English Civil War in the 17th century the castle was slighted in order to prevent its reuse. Built on the banks of the River Usk, the design allowed small boats to enter the castle through the gatehouse at high tide. Following the Wars of the Roses the military significance of the castle began to decline, and it was only in the mid-18th century when it passed into the hands of John Stuart, first Marquess of Bute, that things began to change. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[45]=[51.923348,-3.519783,icon4," Cwn Camlais Castle "," Cwn Camlais Castle, Sennybridge, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant remains of small 12th century castle. Thought to have been founded around 1215, this is a very early example of a Welsh castle built in stone. Using the natural environment to great effect, the first stone castle on the site was erected by Lord Rhys, Rhys of Deheubarth, in the late 12th century. Started in 1277 by Dafydd ap Gruffudd, possibly using Norman masons, to construct a great circular keep overlooking the surrounding countryside. Wales has more per square mile than anywhere in the world:  Aerial view of Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, North Wales; Castell Coch, South Wales; and Dinas Brân Castle, Denbighshire, Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire, West Wales, Cardiff Castle, South Wales - banqueting hall, motte and bailey and the clock tower, Caerphilly Castle, South Wales - dragon's lair, entrance and medieval Christmas fayre, This is Wales. The castle was rebuilt in stone by the English King Henry III, but was abandoned and finally destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales in 1263. The castle’s Clive Museum has the UK's largest private collection of Indian and Far Eastern antiquities. As a reward for his support, Edward granted the castle to John Giffard of Brimpsfield who between 1283 and 1321 rebuilt and strengthened the fortresses defences. "],newpoints[11]=[53.139306,-4.276889,icon4," Caernarfon Castle "," Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Owned by: Cadw
Externally intact part medieval castle, part royal palace. The ghosts of Gwrych: the twisted history of I'm A Celeb's ruined Welsh castle. In 1784 Lord Powis’ daughter married Edward Clive, who later inherited both the family title and the considerable wealth of his own father: Major-General Robert Clive, also known as Clive of India. "],newpoints[36]=[52.64097,-3.237647,icon4," Castle Caereinion Castle "," Castle Caereinion Castle, Castle Caereinion, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant earthwork remains of motte and bailey castle. Also known as St Quintin's Castle, named after Herbert de St Quentin who is thought to have built the first timber and earth fortification on the site around 1102. There is no evidence to suggest that stone walls ever replaced the wooden structure. This well-preserved raised ringwork, or low circular mound, once protected a timber Norman fortification. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. On Christmas Day in 1175, the Norman Lord of Abergavenny, William de Braose murdered his long-standing Welsh rival Seisyll ap Dyfnwal in the great hall of the castle: the Massacre of Abergavenny. Sprawling across a Welsh hillside, backed by forest and looking out to the wild Irish Sea, Gwrych Castle is the stuff of fairy tales. In 1399 the castle was refortified against Owain Glynd\u0175r, but by the late 15th century it was in a state of ruin. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[33]=[51.5918170806,-3.11868040483,icon4," Castell Machen "," Castell Machen, Machen, Glamorgan
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant remains of late 12th or early 13th century Welsh castle. One of the earliest Norman castles in Wales, Abergavenny dates from around 1087. Modest in comparison with Edward’s massive fortresses (the princes of Wales had only a fraction of the king’s spending power), they easily make up in atmosphere what they might lack in architectural finesse. Although Edward began to rebuild it, a fire gutted the castle and it was left to ruin. It is these remains that still stand overlooking the river. "],newpoints[26]=[51.53585,-3.25482,icon4," Castell Coch "," Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Glamorgan
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Intact Victorian fantasy 'folly' castle. "],newpoints[19]=[51.855996,-4.305697,icon4," Carmarthen Castle "," Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthen, Dyfed
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of 13th century castle. It was one of Thomas's descendants who built the nearby mock Gothic mansion of Newton House, the castle keep being modified to be used as a summer house. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Pugin in 1845. In 1189 Pembroke was acquired by the most famous knight of the times, William Marshal. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. Built in the 13th century on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay, Criccieth Castle is one of the most spectacular castle ruins to visit in Wales, not least for its amazing views. The castle changed hands several times over the next century or so, finally falling to the English King Edward I in 1277 who refortified the defences. Sited on a headland overlooking the mouth of the Tywi, the castle controlled an important river crossing. Welsh Castle Database. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. During the turbulent years of the 12th century, the castle changed hands several times between the English and Welsh. In the 1282 war with King Edward I, Llywelyn's grandson, Llywelyn the Last was killed and Castell y Bere was taken by English forces. After suffering the wrath of Llywelyn, the first castle was badly damaged in 1262 and as a result the second castle was started in 1267. This land grab disagreement apparently turned violent and in 1290 King Edward I was forced to intervene in person, marching his forces into the area to settle the dispute between the warring earls. "],newpoints[62]=[51.769948,-4.462249,icon4," Laugharne Castle "," Laugharne Castle, Laugharne, Dyfed
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Significant remains of 14th century castle. In 1648 during the English Civil War, Royalists forces held Tenby Castle for 10 weeks until they were starved into surrendering by the besieging Parliamentarians. Attacked in March 1405 by a Welsh army led by Rhys Gethin, the siege was eventually relieved by forces led by Prince Henry, the future English King Henry V. Grosmont appears to have fallen into disuse after this, as by the early 16th century records indicate that it was abandoned. The current fortress was constructed by Edward I following his 13th century conquest of Wales. Even today, several illustrious families can trace their lineage back to her: she was an ancestor of George Washington, JFK and Princess Diana. Built by William de Londres to guard a strategic crossing of the River Ewenny, the initial Norman earth and timber ringwork castle was quickly rebuilt in stone sometime after 1116. Free and open access for external viewing during restricted dates and times. Standing on the site of an earlier Saxon fortress, a Norman timber motte and bailey structure was erected around 1086. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[17]=[52.081197,-4.66079,icon4," Cardigan Castle "," Cardigan Castle, Cardigan, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadwgan Preservation Trust
Derelict medieval castle. At that time Llywelyn was extending the boundaries of his princedom The English King Edward I captured Dinefwr in 1277, and in 1403 the castle survived a siege by the forces of Owain Glyn D\u0175r. Around 1160 Henry II repaired and refortified the castle, only to lose control of it to the Welsh forces of Owain Cyfeiliog and Owain Fychan in 1163. "],newpoints[68]=[51.822361,-4.797647,icon4," Llawhaden Castle "," Llawhaden Castle, Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire
Owned by: Cadw
The fortified palace of the bishops of St Davids. "],newpoints[61]=[51.739553,-4.305677,icon4," Kidwelly Castle "," Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Well preserved remains of medieval fortress. A Lancastrian stronghold during the War of the Roses, in 1462 Carreg Cennen was slighted by 500 Yorkist troops to prevent it being fortified again. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Built in true \u2018Norman style ', the castle commanded a good view of the Dysynni river crossing at the head of the strategically important junction of the Dysynni and Fathew valleys. The castle ceased to have a major military role after Edward I's pacification of Wales and the castle buildings were sold off, pulled down or put to alternative use. The Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd signalled his objection to its building by burning the site in 1270. After killing King Harold, the Norman invasion spread steadily through England and, as it did so, the invaders built castles across the countryside. Eventually rebuilt in stone by Humphrey de Bohun in the early 13th century, the castle gradually fell into disrepair and now stands in the grounds of a hotel. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Currently closed for health and safety reasons "],newpoints[80]=[51.480608,-3.611543,icon4," Ogmore Castle "," Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Substamtial remains of 12th century castle. A later well-known bard, known as Llywelyn Crug Eryr, is thought to have lived at the castle at one time. It also withstood a seven-year siege, the longest in British history, during the 15th-century Wars of the Roses. "],newpoints[57]=[51.802667,-4.96978,icon4," Haverfordwest Castle "," Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed
Owned by: Pembrokeshire National Park Authority
Remains of medieval castle. The subject of many more border battles and skirmishes, it is thought that the castle met it's end in the 1230 's when it was destroyed by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. This was the first National Eisteddfod, a tradition that continues to this day. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Free and open access at any reasonable time. On private property, the castle can be viewed fron the nearby A44 road. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. A Brief History of Castles on the Welsh Border In the Middle Ages the Welsh border had the greatest concentration of castles in Europe. The castle endured a six-month siege during the English Civil War before finally falling to Parliamentarian forces; it was slighted to prevent further use. Also known as Sennybridge Castle and Castell Rhyd-y-Briw, this native Welsh castle built around 1260 is believed to be the work of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. A Norman ringwork castle set within an older Iron Age hillfort. Refortified by the royal command of Henry IV, Owain Glyn D\u0175r sealed Crickhowell 's fate when his forces sacked the castle in 1404, leaving it in ruins. Set at the confluence of the Honddu and River Usk at one of the few places where the river could be forded, Bernard de Neufmarch erected the first Norman motte and bailey fortress around 1093. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. "],newpoints[12]=[51.5761,-3.2203,icon4," Caerphilly Castle "," Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Medieval castle famous for its defensive featues. "],newpoints[3]=[53.2648,-4.0897,icon4," Beaumaris Castle "," Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd
Owned by: Cadw
Substantial remains of one of the most impressive medieval castles in Britain. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. This typical earth and timber motte and bailey castle was built sometime before 1136 by the distinguished Norman knight Walter de Bec, d'Espec. A castle of "massive military strength", it has been described as the … "],newpoints[79]=[51.590776,-2.995139,icon4," Newport Castle "," Newport Castle, Newport, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of medieval castle. Added to and strengthened in the early 14th century, the ruins of which can be seen today. Chepstow is the oldest post-Roman stone fortress in Britain, and its 800-year-old castle doors are also the oldest in Europe. Humble Beginnings Pembroke Castle has a long and fascinating history, for it was around 1093 that Arnulf de Montgomery built the small inner bailey standing at the end of the promontory. In 1189 Chepstow passed to the famous William Marshal, perhaps the greatest knight of the medieval period, who greatly extended and strengthened the fortress into what we see today. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Badly damaged during the rebellion of Owain Glyn D\u0175r in 1405, Sir Rhys ap Thomas lavished funds to transform Woebley into the luxurious residence that would reflect his new social status as Governor of Wales. Both are easily reached on a circular walk from Llandeilo. "],newpoints[40]=[52.057,-4.634129,icon4," Cilgerran Castle "," Cilgerran Castle, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of 13th century castle. "],newpoints[16]=[51.482713,-3.181917,icon4," Cardiff Castle "," Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Owned by: City of Cardiff
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Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Fragments of 13th century castle. Conwy Castle is unusually well-preserved for a 13th-century castle, with its original town walls largely intact. The 19th-century castle embodies what has happened to many country houses in the 20th and early part of the 21st century, says Baker. Well preserved ringwork fortification set within an earlier Iron Age earthwork which served as the bailey. The Lord Rhys (Rhys ap Gruffydd, 1132-1197) built the first stone castle at Cardigan and, to celebrate its completion in 1176, held a gathering of musicians and poets. The remains of the large bailey, ditch and curtain wall are in a poor state of conservation. Captured and destroyed by Maredudd ap Gruffydd and Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1153, the castle was besieged again by the Welsh in 1187. Gilbert de Clare met his end at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and it is thought likely that the castle was never fully completed. Construction started again the following year under the supervision of the king's favourite architect, Master James of St George, who completed the castle in 1289. Looking to stay in one of these fabulous castles? Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. var map,icon0,newpoints=[],marker=[],infowindow=new google.maps.InfoWindow;function addLoadEvent(e){var t=window.onload;window.onload="function"==typeof window.onload?function(){t(),e()}:e}addLoadEvent(loadMap),addLoadEvent(addPoints);function loadMap(){map=new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"),{center:{lat:52.375599,lng:-3.647461},zoom:8}),icon1={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPtownicon.png?1355931719"},icon2={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPabbeysicon.png?1355931719"},icon3={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPbattlefieldicon.png?1355931719"},icon4={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPcastlesicon.png?1355931719"},icon5={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPchurchicon.png?1355931719"},icon6={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPgardensicon.png?1355931719"},icon7={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPhistoricalsiteicon.png?1355931719"},icon8={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPmuseumicon.png?1355931719"},icon9={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPothericon.png?1355931719"},icon10={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPpalacesicon.png?1355931719"},icon11={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPtransporticon.png?1355931719"},icon12={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPromanicon.png?1356890908"},icon13={url:"https://www.historic-uk.com/assets/Images/GOOGLEMAPanglosaxonicon.png?1358963303"}}function addPoints(){newpoints[0]=[51.819328,-3.017437,icon4," Abergavenny Castle "," Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Gwent
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Remains of medieval castle. Largely completed by 1290 CE, the castle received some further additions up to 1330 CE. Only a few years later the castle withstood a long siege by the Welsh, although its defenders were near starvation. The castle played an important role in several of the Welsh Wars, withstanding the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn between 1294\u201395 but falling to Owain Glyn D\u0175r in 1404. "],newpoints[34]=[52.409305,-3.28807,icon4," Castell y Blaidd "," Castell y Blaidd, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of Norman ringwork defensive enclosure. Cadwaladr was the son of Gruffudd ap Cynan, who after escaping imprisonment around 1094, had driven the Normans out of Gwynedd with a little help from his Irish friends and relations. In 1257 it suffered again in another Welsh uprising when the powerful Norman noble Guy De Brian was captured at Laugharne by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and the castle destroyed. Remodelled and embellished over the centuries, the medieval fortress was gradually transformed into the grand country mansion it is today. Built around 1157 by Robert de Banastre, this early Norman earth and timber motte and bailey type fortification was strengthened at some point with the addition of a stone wall surrounding the bailey. Set on a strategically important site commanding a ford crossing the river, Gerald of Windsor erected the first Norman timber motte and bailey castle around 1100, building on an earlier Iron Age fort. Edward I expanded the castle and established a small town beside it. The present castle was built by Gilbert Fitz Richard Lord of Clare after the first was destroyed. "],newpoints[58]=[53.180823,-3.019852,icon4," Hawarden Old Castle "," Hawarden Old Castle, Hawarden, Clwyd
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Remains of 13th century castle. "],newpoints[95]=[51.6203,-3.9412,icon4," Swansea Castle "," Swansea Castle, Swansea, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of medieval castle. After the English Civil War in the 17th century the castle was slighted in order to prevent its reuse. Built on the banks of the River Usk, the design allowed small boats to enter the castle through the gatehouse at high tide. Following the Wars of the Roses the military significance of the castle began to decline, and it was only in the mid-18th century when it passed into the hands of John Stuart, first Marquess of Bute, that things began to change. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[45]=[51.923348,-3.519783,icon4," Cwn Camlais Castle "," Cwn Camlais Castle, Sennybridge, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant remains of small 12th century castle. Thought to have been founded around 1215, this is a very early example of a Welsh castle built in stone. Using the natural environment to great effect, the first stone castle on the site was erected by Lord Rhys, Rhys of Deheubarth, in the late 12th century. Started in 1277 by Dafydd ap Gruffudd, possibly using Norman masons, to construct a great circular keep overlooking the surrounding countryside. Wales has more per square mile than anywhere in the world:  Aerial view of Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, North Wales; Castell Coch, South Wales; and Dinas Brân Castle, Denbighshire, Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire, West Wales, Cardiff Castle, South Wales - banqueting hall, motte and bailey and the clock tower, Caerphilly Castle, South Wales - dragon's lair, entrance and medieval Christmas fayre, This is Wales. The castle was rebuilt in stone by the English King Henry III, but was abandoned and finally destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales in 1263. The castle’s Clive Museum has the UK's largest private collection of Indian and Far Eastern antiquities. As a reward for his support, Edward granted the castle to John Giffard of Brimpsfield who between 1283 and 1321 rebuilt and strengthened the fortresses defences. "],newpoints[11]=[53.139306,-4.276889,icon4," Caernarfon Castle "," Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Owned by: Cadw
Externally intact part medieval castle, part royal palace. The ghosts of Gwrych: the twisted history of I'm A Celeb's ruined Welsh castle. In 1784 Lord Powis’ daughter married Edward Clive, who later inherited both the family title and the considerable wealth of his own father: Major-General Robert Clive, also known as Clive of India. "],newpoints[36]=[52.64097,-3.237647,icon4," Castle Caereinion Castle "," Castle Caereinion Castle, Castle Caereinion, Powys
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant earthwork remains of motte and bailey castle. Also known as St Quintin's Castle, named after Herbert de St Quentin who is thought to have built the first timber and earth fortification on the site around 1102. There is no evidence to suggest that stone walls ever replaced the wooden structure. This well-preserved raised ringwork, or low circular mound, once protected a timber Norman fortification. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. On Christmas Day in 1175, the Norman Lord of Abergavenny, William de Braose murdered his long-standing Welsh rival Seisyll ap Dyfnwal in the great hall of the castle: the Massacre of Abergavenny. Sprawling across a Welsh hillside, backed by forest and looking out to the wild Irish Sea, Gwrych Castle is the stuff of fairy tales. In 1399 the castle was refortified against Owain Glynd\u0175r, but by the late 15th century it was in a state of ruin. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[33]=[51.5918170806,-3.11868040483,icon4," Castell Machen "," Castell Machen, Machen, Glamorgan
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Scant remains of late 12th or early 13th century Welsh castle. One of the earliest Norman castles in Wales, Abergavenny dates from around 1087. Modest in comparison with Edward’s massive fortresses (the princes of Wales had only a fraction of the king’s spending power), they easily make up in atmosphere what they might lack in architectural finesse. Although Edward began to rebuild it, a fire gutted the castle and it was left to ruin. It is these remains that still stand overlooking the river. "],newpoints[26]=[51.53585,-3.25482,icon4," Castell Coch "," Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Intact Victorian fantasy 'folly' castle. "],newpoints[19]=[51.855996,-4.305697,icon4," Carmarthen Castle "," Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthen, Dyfed
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of 13th century castle. It was one of Thomas's descendants who built the nearby mock Gothic mansion of Newton House, the castle keep being modified to be used as a summer house. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Pugin in 1845. In 1189 Pembroke was acquired by the most famous knight of the times, William Marshal. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. Built in the 13th century on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay, Criccieth Castle is one of the most spectacular castle ruins to visit in Wales, not least for its amazing views. The castle changed hands several times over the next century or so, finally falling to the English King Edward I in 1277 who refortified the defences. Sited on a headland overlooking the mouth of the Tywi, the castle controlled an important river crossing. Welsh Castle Database. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. During the turbulent years of the 12th century, the castle changed hands several times between the English and Welsh. In the 1282 war with King Edward I, Llywelyn's grandson, Llywelyn the Last was killed and Castell y Bere was taken by English forces. After suffering the wrath of Llywelyn, the first castle was badly damaged in 1262 and as a result the second castle was started in 1267. This land grab disagreement apparently turned violent and in 1290 King Edward I was forced to intervene in person, marching his forces into the area to settle the dispute between the warring earls. "],newpoints[62]=[51.769948,-4.462249,icon4," Laugharne Castle "," Laugharne Castle, Laugharne, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadw
Significant remains of 14th century castle. In 1648 during the English Civil War, Royalists forces held Tenby Castle for 10 weeks until they were starved into surrendering by the besieging Parliamentarians. Attacked in March 1405 by a Welsh army led by Rhys Gethin, the siege was eventually relieved by forces led by Prince Henry, the future English King Henry V. Grosmont appears to have fallen into disuse after this, as by the early 16th century records indicate that it was abandoned. The current fortress was constructed by Edward I following his 13th century conquest of Wales. Even today, several illustrious families can trace their lineage back to her: she was an ancestor of George Washington, JFK and Princess Diana. Built by William de Londres to guard a strategic crossing of the River Ewenny, the initial Norman earth and timber ringwork castle was quickly rebuilt in stone sometime after 1116. Free and open access for external viewing during restricted dates and times. Standing on the site of an earlier Saxon fortress, a Norman timber motte and bailey structure was erected around 1086. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],newpoints[17]=[52.081197,-4.66079,icon4," Cardigan Castle "," Cardigan Castle, Cardigan, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadwgan Preservation Trust
Derelict medieval castle. At that time Llywelyn was extending the boundaries of his princedom The English King Edward I captured Dinefwr in 1277, and in 1403 the castle survived a siege by the forces of Owain Glyn D\u0175r. Around 1160 Henry II repaired and refortified the castle, only to lose control of it to the Welsh forces of Owain Cyfeiliog and Owain Fychan in 1163. "],newpoints[68]=[51.822361,-4.797647,icon4," Llawhaden Castle "," Llawhaden Castle, Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire
Owned by: Cadw
The fortified palace of the bishops of St Davids. "],newpoints[61]=[51.739553,-4.305677,icon4," Kidwelly Castle "," Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Well preserved remains of medieval fortress. A Lancastrian stronghold during the War of the Roses, in 1462 Carreg Cennen was slighted by 500 Yorkist troops to prevent it being fortified again. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Built in true \u2018Norman style ', the castle commanded a good view of the Dysynni river crossing at the head of the strategically important junction of the Dysynni and Fathew valleys. The castle ceased to have a major military role after Edward I's pacification of Wales and the castle buildings were sold off, pulled down or put to alternative use. The Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd signalled his objection to its building by burning the site in 1270. After killing King Harold, the Norman invasion spread steadily through England and, as it did so, the invaders built castles across the countryside. Eventually rebuilt in stone by Humphrey de Bohun in the early 13th century, the castle gradually fell into disrepair and now stands in the grounds of a hotel. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Currently closed for health and safety reasons "],newpoints[80]=[51.480608,-3.611543,icon4," Ogmore Castle "," Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Substamtial remains of 12th century castle. A later well-known bard, known as Llywelyn Crug Eryr, is thought to have lived at the castle at one time. It also withstood a seven-year siege, the longest in British history, during the 15th-century Wars of the Roses. "],newpoints[57]=[51.802667,-4.96978,icon4," Haverfordwest Castle "," Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed
Owned by: Pembrokeshire National Park Authority
Remains of medieval castle. The subject of many more border battles and skirmishes, it is thought that the castle met it's end in the 1230 's when it was destroyed by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. This was the first National Eisteddfod, a tradition that continues to this day. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Free and open access at any reasonable time. On private property, the castle can be viewed fron the nearby A44 road. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. A Brief History of Castles on the Welsh Border In the Middle Ages the Welsh border had the greatest concentration of castles in Europe. The castle endured a six-month siege during the English Civil War before finally falling to Parliamentarian forces; it was slighted to prevent further use. Also known as Sennybridge Castle and Castell Rhyd-y-Briw, this native Welsh castle built around 1260 is believed to be the work of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. A Norman ringwork castle set within an older Iron Age hillfort. Refortified by the royal command of Henry IV, Owain Glyn D\u0175r sealed Crickhowell 's fate when his forces sacked the castle in 1404, leaving it in ruins. Set at the confluence of the Honddu and River Usk at one of the few places where the river could be forded, Bernard de Neufmarch erected the first Norman motte and bailey fortress around 1093. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. "],newpoints[12]=[51.5761,-3.2203,icon4," Caerphilly Castle "," Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Medieval castle famous for its defensive featues. "],newpoints[3]=[53.2648,-4.0897,icon4," Beaumaris Castle "," Beaumaris Castle, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd
Owned by: Cadw
Substantial remains of one of the most impressive medieval castles in Britain. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. This typical earth and timber motte and bailey castle was built sometime before 1136 by the distinguished Norman knight Walter de Bec, d'Espec. A castle of "massive military strength", it has been described as the … "],newpoints[79]=[51.590776,-2.995139,icon4," Newport Castle "," Newport Castle, Newport, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of medieval castle. Added to and strengthened in the early 14th century, the ruins of which can be seen today. Chepstow is the oldest post-Roman stone fortress in Britain, and its 800-year-old castle doors are also the oldest in Europe. Humble Beginnings Pembroke Castle has a long and fascinating history, for it was around 1093 that Arnulf de Montgomery built the small inner bailey standing at the end of the promontory. In 1189 Chepstow passed to the famous William Marshal, perhaps the greatest knight of the medieval period, who greatly extended and strengthened the fortress into what we see today. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. Badly damaged during the rebellion of Owain Glyn D\u0175r in 1405, Sir Rhys ap Thomas lavished funds to transform Woebley into the luxurious residence that would reflect his new social status as Governor of Wales. Both are easily reached on a circular walk from Llandeilo. "],newpoints[40]=[52.057,-4.634129,icon4," Cilgerran Castle "," Cilgerran Castle, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of 13th century castle. "],newpoints[16]=[51.482713,-3.181917,icon4," Cardiff Castle "," Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Owned by: City of Cardiff
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