Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CAERPHILLY CASTLE


CAERPHILLY CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The largest castle in Wales, covering an area of 30 acres, which adjoins the site of a Roman fort built in AD75. The castle was completed in 1272 after having been captured and burnt down in 1270 and employed the latest concentric design with a moat and lake for extra protection. The structure decayed in the 16th century, possible in part due to the Civil War. It is not certain whether the leaning tower has subsided or was damaged by gunpowder.

Cadw, open all year.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
In the town which is 10 miles north of Cardiff
Castle St, Caerphilly CF83 1JD

 



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