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Caerphilly Castle

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Castle Street, Caerphilly, CF83 1JD


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Caerphilly Castle | Museum/Attraction Review | Cardiff | Frommers.com
About 13km (8 miles) north of Cardiff is this imposing moated fortress built partly on the site of a Roman fort. It was constructed by Earl Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan, as protection against invasion by the Welsh prince Llewelyn ap Gwynedd in the 13th century. The massive water defenses of t...

Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff, United Kingdom : Impressive Castles and Palaces from WorldReviewer.com
Construction on Caerphilly Castle began on April 11th 1268 by Red Gilbert de Clare as defense against Prince Llywelyn of Wales. Gilbert fought beside Edward Plantagenet, future King Edward I against Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham. Simon was killed but his son and others escaped to Kenilw...

Caerphilly Castle
The castles active history was an extremely short one. By 1283 Edward I had removed the threat of Welsh independence and the need for Caerphilly had gone. Minor Welsh attacks in 1294-5 and 1316 failed to make any impact. The last action that Caerphilly saw was in the war between Edward II and his q...

Caerphilly Castle
One of Henry III's most powerful and ambitious barons, Gilbert de Clare, lord of Glamorgan, built this castle in 1270. His purpose was to secure the area and prevent lowland south Wales from falling into the hands of the Welsh leader Llywelyn the Last, who controlled most of mid and north Wales and ...

Caerphilly Castle
Stretching over a thirty-acre site in the centre of Caerphilly, this imposing Castle is a striking testament to the turbulent times of medieval Wales. Located close to the site of a former Roman fort, the building of Wales' largest castle began in 1268, under orders from the Anglo-Norman Lord Gilber...

One of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, begun in 1268 by the Anglo-Norman marcher lord, Gilbert de Clare. Concentrically planned, the rings of stone and water defences are formidable even today. Famous for its 'leaning tower'. Impressive great hall, now used for various functions. OS map ...

TimeRef - History Timelines - Caerphilly Castle
aerphilly Castle was ordered by Henry III who was under pressure from a Welsh revolt lead by Llewelyn ap Gruffydd. Gilbert de Clare was the Norman Lord put in charge of the building work. He was aware of the threat of attack by the Welsh and in 1267 had prempted any Welsh lead conflict by moving int...

BBC - South East Wales Panoramics - Caerphilly Castle - Caerphilly - South Wales - See a panoramic view of the castle
This sprawling fortress covers thirty acres of land making it the largest in Wales and, along with Windsor and Dover, one of the largest in Britain. It was built in the late 13th century by the Anglo-Norman lord Gilbert de Clare to consolidate his gri...

Caerphilly Castle
By the middle of the 14th century a quiet calm be felled the countryside leading to parts of the castle to be abandoned. During the 15th century the Beauchamp family kept the castle in reasonable condition with a tidy sum being spent on upgrading the domestic accommodation. At the close of the centu...

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