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  Castles in Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castles in Wales is a link page for any castle in Wales.
See also: List of castles, Castles in England, Castles in Scotland, Castles in Northern Ireland
Castles of Wales website (listing with photos and historical background)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castles_in_Wales   (81 words)

 Castles of south wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This castle seemed to be a primarily for domestic usage, as evidence of a range and hearth were uncovered in an excavation in the 1960s.
The castle was refortified in the latter part of the 13th and the early 14th century.
In 1151, the castle was invaded and it and all the land nearby was laid to waste.
ks.essortment.com /castlesofwales_rnjk.htm   (1275 words)

 Wales castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Castles of magnificent structure probably peaked with the completion of Raglan Castle during the late medieval period.
Cilgerran Castle is situated in a splendid wooded gorge in the picturesque Teifi Valley.
The castle was naturally protected on two sides by steep drops with its vulnerable approach reinforced during the thirteenth century by twin towers and curtain walls.
ak.essortment.com /walescastles_rtdy.htm   (701 words)

 Castles in Wales, Welsh Castles: www.medieval-castle.com
Castles west of Chester were repaired or rebuilt and new ones were built.
Built between 1285 and 1290 was one of the first concentric castles built after Caerphilly and adopted the idea of very large towers of the inner ward enfilading the outer lower defences.
Building the castle close to the sea for easy access and with all the latest defensive modifications it was destined to be truly great castle.
www.medieval-castle.com /welsh_castles.htm   (656 words)

 Caernarfon Castle - Great Castles of Wales
The castle and town of Caernarfon were constructed as a part of Edward's bid to encompass the kingdom of Gwynedd (North Wales) within a chain of fortifications.
The castle's 'Eagle Tower' was the birthplace in 1284 of a new English prince, the ill-fated Edward II.
The castle earned itself a place in modern history on 1 July 1969 when it was the setting for the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.
www.greatcastlesofwales.co.uk /caernarfon.htm   (758 words)

 Castles of Wales
Caernarfon is the official Castle of the Prince of Wales.
The foundation for the castle was laid in 1295 for Baron Roger Mortimer.
It is a great example of a concentric castle, one defense wall within another, the inner wall towers overlooking the outer walls letting archers on both walls to fire simultaneously.
www.johnharrisphotos.com /wales.htm   (293 words)

 Data Wales: A note on the castles of the native Welsh princes.
The castle is thought to have been built by Llywelyn ab Iorweth (the Great) and the earliest remains are dated to around the year 1200.
Built by the local Welsh lords, the castle was besieged by an army of 11,000 in 1287 when the last Welsh lord Rhys ap Maredudd, its occupier, rose in revolt against king Edward I. The walls were undermined and many were killed when a section collapsed.
In 1404 the castle was sacked and burned in the revolt of the Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr.
www.data-wales.co.uk /map_princes.htm   (811 words)

 Castles of Wales, Conway Castle, Wales, UK
I simply enjoy them as beautiful castles, and appreciate the work done by the ordinary folk, be they welsh or english, who built these marvellous structures all those years ago..
The total cost to Edward for his Welsh campaigns and Castle building was in the region of a third of a million pounds.
he stone used for the main part in the construction of the Castle and Walls is the hard grey Silurian grit of which the Castle rock itself is formed.There is a large quarry on the Llangelynin road, not far outside the Upper Gate which may have been the source.
www.walesdirectory.co.uk /his/cas/conwy.htm   (578 words)

 Castles of Wales
In 1969, the castle was the setting for the Investiture of HRH Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.
It is the most technically perfect castle in Britain, with a symmetrical concentric "walls within walls" design that was state of the art for the 13th century.
Powis Castle was originally built as a fortress by Welsh princes but was later adapted and enriched by generations of Herberts and Clives.The beautiful collection of treasures from India displayed in the Clive Museum includes textiles, armour, bronzes, jade, ivory and a magnificent tent.There are sumptuous period rooms and an elegant Long Gallery.
www.garthyfog.co.uk /castles_of_wales.htm   (550 words)

 Flint Castle - Great Castles of Wales
The first of the castles built during Edward I's campaign to conquer Wales, Flint castle dominates a harbor on the river Dee estuary.
The castle, as all the other Edward I's castles, was built on the coast to be easiest supplied by sea and occupies a promontory that juts into the river Dee large estuary.
Today the river is far from the castle walls, in the middle age it filled the moat at high tide and beside the keep was found a dock where ships berthing and this saved the castle by the attack of Dafydd ap Gruffudd in 1282 and in 1400 by the one of Owain Glyndwr.
www.greatcastlesofwales.co.uk /flint.htm   (558 words)

 Castles in Wales
During the late 12th century the castle was owned by William de Braose, one of the most notoriously cruel of the Norman Marcher Lords.
The castle was beseiged 6 times in the 13th century, succumbing on 3 occasions.
ATTRACTIONS IN WALES BY Abbeys and Monasteries
www.britainexpress.com /wales/az/castles   (669 words)

 Wales - History - Castles
Wales, the 'Land of Castles' is a stirring reminder of the warlike medieval period.
Conquering Normans were the first castle builders, followed by battling English kings and Welsh princes who built formidable strongholds in strategic locations along the coast and deep in the mountains.
Then, in the 19th century, the castle was transformed into a glittering Victorian mansion by the fabulously wealthy Marquess of Bute who had made his fortune in Cardiff's booming docklands.
www.britain.tv /travel_wales_history_castles.htm   (449 words)

 British Castles, Stately Homes and Houses
This historic castle was the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327, and was in 1645 besieged by Cromwell's troops.
The Castle was greatly improved and extended in the beginning of 16th century to Elizabethan manor; partly destroyed during the Civil War and finally abandoned in 1686.
In 1635 the castle was bought by Sir John Bankes, and as he was the supporter of the king castle was destroyed by the parliamentary forces during the English civil war after a long siege in 1646.
koti.welho.com /rhurmal1/linnat2004/castles.html   (5360 words)

 Castles of Britain
Britain is strewn with ruins of castles, rubble from the centuries of her existence.
Castles are tangible relics of a remarkable past, a lengthy heritage etched in stone, as well as with the blood and sweat of those who built, labored, fought, and died in their shadow.
Castles Unlimited was formed in recognition of the necessity to preserve these relics of history.
www.castles-of-britain.com   (179 words)

 Wales Welsh boys wear
Wales is one of the constiuent countries of the United Kingdom.
Wales was conquuered by the English in the 12th and 13th centuries and Welsh political independence largely extinguished.
Wales was conquered by the Normans in the 12-13th century before the developmnt of the British education system.
histclo.com /country/other/co-wales.html   (3332 words)

 Castles in Wales
The third in a frenetic series of castles built by Edward I, Harlech was constructed in 1283.
This was the last castle built by Edward I. It was finished in 1298, and the name, Beau Marais, means Beautiful Marsh.
The castle is on the left, and part of the wall that surrounded the old city are visible on the right.
www.3dphoto.net /stereo/world/topics/castles/wales.html   (150 words)

 Castles of Wales
The castle was built by the power Mansel family in the 16th century.
Although greatly ruined, the castle offers an intimate look into the lives of these later castles and their inhabitants, aided by a small visitor center and on-site exhibition.
The castles of the Gower are often an afterthought with Welsh castle enthusiasts, however with the likes of Oystermouth,
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~ckoranda/castleswales.htm   (149 words)

 Castle Index
These important Marcher castles found on the English side of the Anglo-Welsh border are denoted by an English flag.
The conditions of castles listed vary greatly from nearly-complete fortresses to those with scant remains and others that can only be identified by their surviving earthworks.
As a supplement to this index, we are also in the process of developing a Welsh Castle Database which includes well over 400 known castles and castle sites.
www.castlewales.com /listings.html   (341 words)

 Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Castles were enclosed in thick walls with places to shoot arrows from.
The castle was the home of a noble, a king or queen (monarch), or someone important and loyal to the monarch.
The earliest castles were built of earth and timber and placed on a constructed or natural hill, called a motte.
www.42explore2.com /castle.htm   (1129 words)

 Three Welsh Castles - South Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
We visited all three castles in one day and they are Grosmont, Skenfrith and most notably the White Castle.
Now the gatehouse, curtain walls and towers were built when Hubert had recovered possession of the 3 castles in 1219, but the outer part of the Gatehouse along with the buttressed drawbridge pit is a 14 century addition, interesting place to see.
This Castle is about 6 miles south of Grosmont Castle, again it is on the border of Wales and England on the B4521, I parked on the grass area beside it.
members.aol.com /pnptrav/TWC.html   (188 words)

Castle I = Painting of a castle on the water, as appearing in Galerie Otto, Vienna.
The Castle of Greifenstein ~~ about 25km north of Vienna, Austria, complete with the legend as told by a native Austrian, and including photographs of the castle and surrounding environs.
The Castles of Wales ~~ Wales is often called the "Land of Castles" and rightly so, as it is home to some of Europe's finest surviving and most important examples of medieval castle construction.
www.vvm.com /~cdhoit/castles.html   (299 words)

 Castle Learning Center
By providing these castle research pages, we hope to encourage students, writers, and enthusiasts of all ages to explore castles and to stimulate their creativity.
Often the gatehouse of the castle was the focal point of refuge and attack.
The castle hall was the all-purpose structure in the castle.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castle6.htm   (654 words)

 Welsh Castles
Wales was always a very turbulent land, and is full of ancient Celtic hill forts, but the invaders introduced the idea of castles.
Superb castle on a high crag in the middle of an extremely rural part of Wales; at one point it was the hang-out of a gang of bandits who terrorized the region; has a nifty cave under it that can be reached via a 'secret' passage.
There are a LOT of Welsh castles I've only seen from the outside (Cilgerran and White Castle, for example, and I couldn't photograph Conway because I was out of film and couldn't buy any), and that's because I was there on a Sunday, or during one of their peculiar 'lunch' breaks, or whatever.
www.britcastles.com /welshcas.htm   (1690 words)

 Haunted Castles England Castles Scotland Wales
The castle is associated with a ghostly bridal party.
The castle is said to be haunted by a Gray Lady.
The upper floor of the castle is said to be haunted by the daughter of the 14th Earl.
www.hauntedaccommodations.com /hauntedcastles.htm   (1288 words)

 Castles in Wales - 12 of the best
For the connoisseur there are 170 castles in Wales, for the tourist I have selected 12 of the best castles for you to visit.
Built as a symbol of English domination in Wales, to hold the court of the Prince of Wales
One of the lesser known of Edward I's ring of castles.
www.wales-calling.com /castles.htm   (230 words)

 A Guide To Caernarfon Castle Gwynedd Wales from TourUK
Caernarfon was the most ambitious of Edward's castles in Wales and he chose it as his administrative centre and a site from which to pacify the conquered people of Wales.
In 1284 a son was born to Edward I at Caernarfon and in 1301 the young Prince Edward was invested at the castle as Prince of Wales.
The castle became neglected and in 1536 the Act of Union meant that it lost its military and administrative significance.
www.touruk.co.uk /castleswales/castle_Caernarfon.htm   (288 words)

 Castles of South Wales
Castle in the heart of the Capital of Wales
Castle in the countryside near Llandeilo perched on a hilltop with great views
Castle in beautiful Pembrokeshire, visit the tower where Henry V11 was born
www.geocities.com /colinswalesuk/castles.html   (216 words)

 Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Castles In France--French chateaus, fortresses, castles and fortifications from walled cities.
Castles In Scotland--The magical stone fortresses of the highlands and lowlands.
Castle Provisions--Find out what it took to prepare a castle for war.
www.tms.riverview.wednet.edu /lrc/castles2.htm   (486 words)

 BBC - Wales History - Welsh Castles
For the Normans, castles were their main weapons, symbols of a long and bloody war.
Chepstow is the earliest stone castle in Britain and one of 400 or 500 in Wales during this period.
Another of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth's castles, Castell Y Bere was built after 1221 in Merioneth, on the southern edge of Gwynedd.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/history/sites/rr/pages/rr-5.shtml   (972 words)

 The Castles of Wales
Over the years I've visited and explored many of the region's famous and lesser-known castles, from mighty Chepstow in southeast Wales, to picturesque Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, and charming Ewloe in the north.
Our pages cover a wide range of topics related to Welsh castles and Welsh medieval history, and many of our essays are written by today's leading experts in their respective fields of study.
We provide information on over 400 different Welsh castles, accompanied by high quality photographs, as well as profiles of the men responsible for their construction and an explanation of the turbulent times in which they lived.
www.castlewales.com /home.html#PleaseSelect   (748 words)

 Wales Castles
Our pages cover a wide range of topics related to Welsh castles and Welsh medieval history, and many of our essays are written by today's leading experts in their respective fields of study.Wales Castles We provide information on over 400 different Welsh castles, accompanied by high quality photographs reservation service Maps of Europe online.
Wales Castles hostl prics ticts, hoste price tickt, hpstel proces tuckts hoatel prives ticlts, visitors with a lot more than simply a few photographs of the most famous Welsh castles.
Wales Castles Our pages cover a wide range of topics related to Welsh castles and Welsh medieval history, and many of our essays are written by today's leading experts in their respective fields of study.
www.nidearte.net /sites/wales-castles.htm   (5540 words)

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