Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CASTELL MEREDYDD


CASTELL MEREDYDD
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

Castell Meredydd, or Machen Castle, is an early 13th century Welsh castle. Originally it consisted of two mottes, one with a round tower on the top. It was captured in 1236 by the Engish when the outer defences of a curtain wall and ditch were added. The castle was returned to the Welsh under a truce until it was captured again for the de Clares in 1270. Only earthworks and a part of the round tower now remain.

Private, but visible from a footpath.


Photo ©Paul R. Davis Photo ©Paul R. Davis Photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off A468 at Machen, 6 miles west of Newport

 



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