Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Owned by: Cadw
Intact Victorian fantasy 'folly' castle. Now overgrown, the castle mounds and the defensive ditches are still visible. Castell y Bere fell into disrepair and ruin after this. 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. Started in 1282, Denbigh was attacked and captured during the revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn. The castle derived its name from the whitewash that once adorned the stone walls; originally called Llantilio Castle it is now the best preserved of The Three Castles, namely, White, Skenfrith and Grosmont. In the middle of our capital city, Cardiff Castle has Roman walls, an 11th century Norman keep, military museum, and a sumptuous Victorian mansion that was decorated by the 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900), then the richest man in the world. The castle resisted capture during the Owain Glyn D\u0175r rebellion of 1404. Late 11th or early 12th century motte with 13th century round stone keep. Free and open access at any reasonable time. "],newpoints[88]=[52.649789,-3.161054,icon4," Powis Castle "," Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys
Owned by: National Trust
Intact medieval fortress and grand country mansion. By the late 14th century the castle had fallen into disrepair. The first Norman earth and timber fortification was built around 1106, on land granted to Henry de Beaumont, Lord of Gower, by the English King Henry I. Between 1287 and 1289, during the Welsh revolt by Rhys ap Maredudd against English rule, the castle changed hands three times. The third phase is one of the earliest medieval Welsh stone castles constructed, thought to have been \u2018newly built ' by the sons of Owain Gwynedd in 1188. "],newpoints[73]=[51.776658,-3.379157,icon4," Morlais Castle "," Morlais Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Owned by: Scheduled Ancient Monument
Remains of 13th century castle. Originally a motte and bailey structure, the first tower built atop the motte would have been wooden. The early Norman earth and timber fortification was gradually rebuilt in stone from 1200 onwards, adopting the latest half-moon shaped castle design. In the century that followed the castle was attacked, destroyed and rebuilt, and occupied in turn by English and Welsh forces. Captured by Owain Gwynedd in 1147, the castle changed hands several times in the troubled century that followed along the England and Wales border. In 1649 during the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell had the castle slighted to make sure that it could never be used again. Also known as Ailsby's Castle, there is free and open access at any reasonable time. 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. Free and open access at any reasonable time. Started by the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern in 1067, it was one of a chain of castles built to secure the troubled border region between England and Wales. Harlech Castle, located in North Wales, was first built by Edward I of England (r. 1272-1307 CE) from 1283 CE. Overlooking Aberystwyth harbour, the castle was built by Edward I in his endeavour to conquer Wales. 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. 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. jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 7) {} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} ); jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [7, 1]) } ); The history of castles in Britain and their development over the centuries, from Iron Age hill forts to Norman motte…. Along with many other castles in the area, Tenby ceased to have a major military role following King Edward I's pacification of Wales and is thought to have been largely abandoned as a defensive fortification. The Welsh castles, raw and real, are characterised by their D-shaped and rectangular towers. Gwrych Castle. This first earth and timber ringwork defence was totally rebuilt between 1362 and 1389 by Bishop Adam de Houghton. The site is currently being restored, normally with free and open access at any reasonable time. Caerphilly Castle is the second-biggest castle in Britain, with the most elaborate water defences. Free and open access during restricted dates and times. To ensure that the castle could always be reached in times of trouble, Edward had the River Clwyd diverted and dredged for over 2 miles to provide a deep-water channel for shipping. Free and open access at any reasonable time. A classic example of a concentric medieval castle, Harlech skilfully used local topography, the sea, and imposing … "],newpoints[38]=[51.644309,-2.67484,icon4," Chepstow Castle "," Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Well preserved remains of early Norman fortress. "],newpoints[55]=[51.915436,-2.866045,icon4," Grosmont Castle "," Grosmont Castle, Grosmont, Gwent
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of 13th century English built castle. The castle was later siezed during the revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn in 1294. "],newpoints[54]=[53.251786,-3.129956,icon4," Flint Castle "," Flint Castle, Flint, Clwyd
Owned by: Cadw
Remains of 13th century English built castle. The Great Tower of Raglan Castle. 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 castle endured a six-month siege during the English Civil War before finally falling to Parliamentarian forces; it was slighted to prevent further use. The fortified palace of the bishops of St Davids was started in 1115 by Bishop Bernard. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply. "],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. "],newpoints[5]=[52.003553,-3.240549,icon4," Bronllys Castle "," Bronllys Castle, Bronllys, Powys
Owned by: Cadw
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