Castle Tours : Wales
The castle lies at an important watershed between the Sylfaen Brook and the Banwy valley, on the route west from Welshpool now used by the A458. It was built by Madog ap Maredudd of Powys in 1156.
This castle, taking its name from the red sandstone of which it is built, lies on a promontory about 9m high between the Afon Llia and Afon Dringarth in a remote
position on the south side of the Brecon Beacons.
It is probable that the outer earthworks of this site are those of an Iron Age fort, adapted in medieval
times to form the outer bailey of this impressive castle.
The main or northern castle was built by the young Roger Mortimer (born 1231) on behalf of his father
Ralph (c.1185-1246) between 1240 and 1245.
Chepstow is a Norman castle perched high above the
banks of the river Wye in southeast Wales. Construction began at Chepstow in 1067, less than a year after William the Conqueror was crowned King of England.
There are lots of photos available here of Chepstow Castle. Visit now for a picturesque tour!
Chirk Castle, occupied virtually continuously as a castle and stately home for almost 700 years, sits on a
hilltop with its best views over the Ceiriog valley to the south.
Cilgerran Castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream.
The first Norman castle here was one of the many built by the Earl of Hereford, William FitzOsbern, during the early years of the Conqueror's thrust to secure South Wales.
Clun Castle started as a motte and bailey castle, built by the Norman, Robert de Say, around 1140-50, as part of the Marcher lordship known as the Honour of Clun.
A part of a moat, a small mound, and numerous indications of masonry reveal the plan of a vanished castle that Henry IV's review of 1403 was still a
De Turberville's first castle at Coity was a typical Norman fortification called a ringwork. Today, the shape of the later stone castle still reflects the original design of the ringwork.