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  Cilgerran Castle
Cilgerran's towers rise above the trees in woodland on the rim of a steep gorge of the Teifi Valley.
The romantic setting is enhanced by association with the abduction in 1109 of Nest, the Welsh 'Helen of Troy' by the besotted Owain, son of the Prince of Powys - an act which set all Wales aflame.
Cilgerran was one of Wales's first tourist attractions, much favoured by visitors who arrived by boat from Cardigan.
www.llanegwad-carmarthen.co.uk /castlecilgerran.htm   (207 words)

 Cilgerran Castle on AboutBritain.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cilgerran's towers appear amongst woods on the rim of a steep gorge in the Teifi Valley.
The timeworn, beautifully located castle has a romantic air - it is somehow fitting Cilgerran is forever associated with the abduction in 1109 of Nest, the Welsh "Helen of Troy", by a besotted Owain, son of the prince of Powys, an act which set all Wales aflame.
Cilgerran's most striking features are the Marshal family's powerful twin round towers and curtain wall, built to defend the castle's vulnerable side - note how the towers' outward facing walls are much thicker than those within.
www.aboutbritain.com /CilgerranCastle.htm   (420 words)

 Archaeology in Wales - Archaeoleg CAMBRIA Archaeology
Cilgerran lordship was administered from Cilgerran Castle, established in c.1100.
At Cilgerran the medieval tower was retained, but the rest was rebuilt in the 19th century (twice, because the first attempt was so poor).
Cilgerran Castle was established in c.1100 as the caput of Cilgerran lordship.
www.acadat.com /HLC/drefachfelindre/drefachfelindrehistoric.htm   (10260 words)

 Cilgerran Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It may be the same time as a Norman castle called 'Cenarth Bychan' from which we know, Nest, the spirited and beautiful wife of the Norman lord, Gerald of Windsor, ran off with Owain, son of the prince of Powys during a Welsh attack in 1109.
Cilgerran is first mentioned by name in 1164, when the Lord Rhys captured the castle here.
It was retaken by William Marshal, earl of Pembroke, in 1204, only to be taken again by the Welsh during Llywelyn the Great's campaigns in 1215.
www.castlewales.com /cliger.html   (988 words)

 Cilgerran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cilgerran is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Teifi.
It is known as the site of Cilgerran Castle, built in 1100, from which Owain of Powys is said to have abducted Nest in 1109.
Cilgerran is also an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire and has its own elected town council.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cilgerran   (266 words)

 Cilgerran Castle - Great Castles of Wales
Spectacularly crowning a crag above the wooded Teifi Gorge, Cilgerran is among the most picturesque castles in Wales.
Cilgerran is also forever associated with the abduction in 1109 of Nest, the Welsh 'Helen of Troy', by a besotted Owain, son of the Prince of Powys, an act which set all Wales aflame.
The earliest stronghold here was probably founded in 1108 by the Norman adventurer Gerald of Windsor, but was taken and retaken several times during the next century.
www.greatcastlesofwales.co.uk /cilgerran.htm   (291 words)

 GENUKI: Cilgerran
Places, villages, farms etc within Cilgerran parish as shown on the parish map on the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file].
When the Rev. Evans visited Cilgerran Fair near Cardigan in 1804, he noted that all the fields within three miles of the village were full of cattle, and that, '...
By the close of the 19th century, the summer and autumn fairs of Cilgerran were inundated with drovers intent upon purchasing cattle for the English market.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal/PEM/Cilgerran   (949 words)

 Welsh Castles - Cilgerran Castle
Perched at the top of a deep river gorge in the Teifi Valley are the picturesque ruins of the 13th century Cilgerran Castle, but this was not the first stronghold to take advantage of the natural defences afforded by this high location.
However, by 1326 Cilgerran Castle had fallen into a ruinous state and when Edward III was preparing to face a possible threat from the French late in the 14th century, he ordered Cilgerran Castle to be renovated as a stronghold.
The known history of Cilgerran Castle is not remarkable, and is fairly short-lived.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /castles/cilgerran_castle.htm   (578 words)

 Cilgerran Castle - tourist information & photos @ TREKtheUK.com
The romantic ruins of Cilgerran Castle sit perched on a promontory above the scenic wooded gorge of the Teifi River, close to Cardigan in mid-Wales.
Cilgerran was captured by the Welsh but then retaken by Marshal's son.
Cilgerran Castle is associated in folklore with Nest, the Welsh 'Helen of Troy', who was abducted from the castle by Owain, son of the Prince of Powys, in 1109.
www.trektheuk.com /cilgerrancastle.php   (333 words)

 Previous Winners 2003
Cilgerran, south of Cardigan in Pembrokeshire, is an established village with traditional standards and a warm and friendly community.
The environment is an important issue for the residents of Cilgerran.
It is run by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Cilgerran Community Council have an associate membership so that any resident of the village can apply for free parking access.
www.villageoftheyear.org /wales/previous-winners/2003.htm   (1728 words)

 Cilgerran Castle in Pembrokeshire, West Wales
The castle as it now stands dates from a century later, when the powerful Norman baron William Marshall the Younger set about rebuilding it following a troubled period of capture and recapture from the Welsh in this hotly disputed area.
Cilgerran's most striking surviving features are Marshall's powerful twin round towers and curtain wall, built to defend the castles vulnerable side (note how the towers' outward-facing walls are much thicker than those within).
It has inspired artists for centuries and was one of Wales's first tourist attractions, much favoured by Victorian visitors who arrived by boat from Cardigan.
www.aberystwyth.com /cilger.html   (340 words)

 Conwy Richards - Visit to Cilgerran - Coracle Races - 23 August 2003 - Coracle Events
Cilgerran is a village on the top of a wooded gorge through which the tidal section of the River Teifi runs.
The Annual Coracle Races are held on a Saturday in August every year on the river under the shadow of the ruins of the old Cilgerran castle perched above and overlooking the river.
The clear sky and hot sunshine was enjoyed by all at the river, unlike the heavy rain of the previous year.
www.coracle-fishing.net /travels/cilgarran-03/cilgerran1.htm   (273 words)

 Castles of Wales, Pembroke, Beumaris, Kidwelly, Cardigan, Cilgerran, Newcastle Emlyn - Link to holiday cottages, Wales
Cilgerran Castle overlooks the gorge of the winding River Teifi with spectacular views of the surrounded wooded countryside.
After this date the Castle fell partly to ruin but it is still possible for visitors to see fine examples of Medieval construction such as the magnificent pair of twin towers connected by a fully intact curtain wall.
Cilgerran Castle, overlooking the picturesque Teifi valley - Pembrokeshire
www.castles-wales.co.uk   (1034 words)

 Cilgerran Pembrokeshire through time | Local history overview for the place
There are three references to Cilgerran in our collection of historical travel writing, describing Britain between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries.
This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to Cilgerran by doing a full-text search here.
Most of the information in the "Vision of Britain" system is held for administrative units, such as parishes and various kinds of district.
www.visionofbritain.org.uk /place/place_page.jsp?p_id=5737   (304 words)

 Aerial photograph of Cilgerran Castle, 1992 :: Gathering the Jewels
Cilgerran Castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream.
The Teifi here is just at its tidal limit, so the castle was able to control both a natural crossing point and the passage of seagoing ships.
Cilgerran is first mentioned by name in 1164, when the Lord Rhys (Rhys ap Gruffudd) captured the castle here.
www.gtj.org.uk /en/item1/215   (270 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alan ran a fleet of six open canoes at Cilgerran during the summer holidays and occasionally at Easter with the main aim of allowing him to escape from his rigorous boat building schedule.
Having purchased Ystrad House in Cilgerran complete with a stretch of riverbank the long term future of Heritage Canoes now seemed secure.......how wrong that was to be.
The Judge ruled that Cilgerran Town Trust were the legal owners despite the land be registered to Chris.
www.heritagecanoes.co.uk /history.htm   (695 words)

 Slate Quarrying at Forest (Pembrokeshire)
They worked the same vein as the Cilgerran quarries and, like them, they are along the left bank of the river.
Output was carried in the small vessels which served the lime trade at Forest and Cilgerran and, for trans-shipment at Cardigan, by the lighters which served the tinplate works at Llechryd.
It is thought that it was Stephens who installed the mill with water-turbine driven saw(s) and a planer, and he may have built additional cottages as well as rebuilding the wharf.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/petehutch/forestq.htm   (1245 words)

 Cilgerran Castle: Waterscape.com
In 1109 it led to the abduction of ‘Nest’;, Wales’; very own Helen of Troy, by a besotted son of the Prince of Powys.
The building that stands today dates from the 13th Century and the major re-development of Cilgerran Castle by the Norman Baron, William Marshall the Younger.
The towers have largely survived the passing of time, as have many of the walls, and visitors can enjoy the panorama of the Teifi valley from a wall-walk.
www.waterscape.com /servicesdirectory/Cilgerran_Castle   (239 words)

 Attractions in Pembrokeshire Wales, B and B accommodation
Based around different nature trails numerous seasonal birds may be seen as well as the otters, badgers, squirrels and water voles that haunt the woods throughout the year.
The magnificent Cilgerran castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream.
Dating back beyond the 12th century, its position where the Teifi reaches its tidal limit meant it was able to control both the natural crossing point and the passage of seagoing ships.
www.ailgynnau.co.uk /attractions.htm   (833 words)

 Cycling Holidays - Cardigan Cycle Break Centre, Wales, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cardigan Bay coast is bejewelled with spectacular National Trust lands, award-winning beaches and a resident population of dolphins, porpoise and seals.
Cilgerran castle, perched high over the Teifi, the subject of notable paintings by Turner, Richard Wilson and others;
Coracles - the ancient Celtic river craft – still in use around Cilgerran, Llechryd and Cenarth.
www.cix.co.uk /~ceredigion/cyclebreakswales/card.htm   (229 words)

 Teifi Gorge, Cardigan - South Wales - UK Attraction
The gorge was formed by the melt waters of an Ice Age glacier and is overlooked by high cliffs on which Cilgerran Castle perches imposingly.
There is wonderful walking, particularly between Cilgerran and Llechryd and you may be lucky enough to spot otters and water birds.
Canoeing is a popular activity on the river and coracles are still used here for salmon fishing.
www.ukattraction.com /south-wales/teifi-gorge.htm   (182 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Naturally protected by steep drops on two sides, its position was an abvious site for a fortress in an area hotly disputed by Welsh Princes and Norman barons.
But Cilgerran's are special, a triumph of the fortress-builder's art.
Their outward facing walls are much thicker than those within and, while their inner faces have windows, their frowning outer faces are broken only by arrows slits.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/castles/wales/cilge.html   (213 words)

 BBC - South West Wales Nature - FeaturesAt Home with the Buffalo
These giants of the field, descended from Asian River buffalo, are used at the centre for grazing, a crucial part of reserve management that helps keep the land under control.
The buffalo are just part of the huge reserve at Cilgerran that spans some 260 acres.
The buffalo initiative is just one of the the recent projects undertaken by the Trust at Cilgerran, with their work at the Reserve stretching back many years.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/southwest/nature/features/pages/buffalo.shtml   (673 words)

 Travel for Kids: West Wales
Cilgerran Castle (Cilgerran) – Although this 13th century castle is considerably crumbled, the location on the cliff above the River Teifi is stunning.
Cilgerran Castle has a long and tumultuous history, as it was taken and lost alternately by the Welsh and English, and a romantic legend of Nest, the wife of a Norman noble who ran off with a Welsh prince.
Welsh Wildlife Centre (near Cilgerran) – Explore the marsh and reeds along the Teifi River.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Wales/westwales.htm   (835 words)

 National Trust in West Wales
Cilgerran Castle - Llanerchaeron - Mwnt - Penbryn
Substantial 13th c ruin overlooking the spectacular Teifi Gorge.
Alternatively 460/1 Carmarthen –Cardigan bus alight at Llechryd Bridge and enjoy the diverse sights and sounds as you walk along the southern bank of the Teifi about 1 1/4 miles to the Castle.
www.cardiganshirecoastandcountry.com /nationalt.htm   (333 words)

 56th Cilgerran Annual Coracle Races
On a rainy but warm Saturday on the 19th of August were held the 56th Coracle races at Cilgerran on the River Teifi in South Wales.
The rain did little to stop the enjoyment for competitor and visitor alike especially for those travelling to the event who experienced an enjoyable afternoon.
Cilgerran Coracle Races 2006 - The 60 yard Sprint
www.coracle-fishing.net /cilgerran2006/index.htm   (368 words)

 Dryslwyn, Dinefwr, Talley, Carreg Cennan, Cilgerran, & St. Dogmaels
The view from the entrance of the castle, iwth Tarythe and Deb walking down.
The vorpal bunny, reading an information panel on Cilgerran Castle.
After Cilgerran, we went to see the ruins of St. Dogmaels Abbey.
www.greydragon.org /trips/Wales2005/Wales-1/index.html   (404 words)

 Cardigan Bay and Cilgerran, Ceredigion - West Wales Hotels - Penbontbren Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Its network of footpaths lead you to a spectacular gorge, water meadows, woodlands and the banks of the River Teifi and over 130 species of birds and over 20 mammals including otters, badgers, deer, water vole and water buffalo, call this area home.
To the south of Cardigan, on the way to the popular beach at Poppit, is St. Dogmaels with its working water mill near the ruins of the ancient abbey.
Nearby, the rugged ruins of 13th century Cilgerran Castle, built in a most romantic setting on a rocky bluff overlooking the river Teifi.
www.penbontbren.com /wales/cardigan.html   (601 words)

 Wales on the Web: Online Communities
The site is aimed not only at the people of Cilgerran who currently live there, but also those who have moved away, but who may wish to keep in touch with the village, as well as visitors to the area.
It provides information about Cilgerran, including village news, details of events, clubs & societies, places to stay, pubs & restaurants, places of worship and shops & businesses within the village.
It also includes a page about education in Cilgerran, information about the Teifi Marshes, Cilgerran Castle, local politics and the history and heritage of Cilgerran.
www.walesontheweb.org /cayw/index/en/307/02962   (1913 words)

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