Category Archives: South Wales

Grosmont Castle, one of the Three Castles in the Welsh Marches

Grosmont castle is one of the Three Castles built in the Welsh Marches, or at least one of those fortified in the 12th century. The Three Castles are those of Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle. It is believed that there … Continue reading

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Skenfrith Castle, Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Skenfrith Castle is located five and a half miles from the town on Monmouth, Monmouthshire south Wales and thirteen miles from Abergavenny. It is one of the Three Castles which are those of White Castle, Grosmont and Skenfrith Castles. They … Continue reading

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Cardiff Castle in the City Centre

Visitors to Cardiff are often surprised to see a castle in the town centre. It is at the top of St. Mary St. and is easily accessible. The outer walls which you see from the city roads are the new … Continue reading

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St Fagans National History Museum, near Cardiff, South Wales

St Fagans National History Museum is an open air museum, although not in the same way that Göreme in Turkey is. St Fagans is a museum of Welsh buildings which reflect the way of life in Wales as it was … Continue reading

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White Castle and Abergavenny South Wales UK

The entrance to White Castle. Credit:Chris Heaton from geograph.org.uk The histories of the Welsh market town Abergavenny and White Castle, seven miles to the east of it are closely entwined.  There is a ruined castle in Abergavenny which was probably … Continue reading

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Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, South Wales

You know the image of the castle with turrets which is the standard one on Disney films? Well, in the woods just outside Cardiff in south Wales, there is a castle that looks just like that. It is called Castell … Continue reading

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Eating and Drinking in Cardiff, Capital of Wales

It was a glorious day yesterday so I went to Cardiff. Perhaps you think that a visit to the Welsh capitol could have been deferred until it was raining, but I love Cardiff when it’s sunny, because there are so … Continue reading

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