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Historian Norman Pounds has deemed Caerphilly Castle "a turning point in the history of the castle in Britain." The large gatehouses, which break up the 12 hectare (30 acre) property, and the castle’s concentric walls mark a change in castle construction in England. Manmade lakes once surrounded the 13th-century structure but were drained in the 16th century. An extensive restoration in the 18th century brought the property back to its former glory. The artificial lakes were re-flooded in the 1950s. Note the 14th-century court decor in the great hall. Put Caerphilly Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Caerphilly sightseeing planning tool .
Caerphilly Castle Reviews
this fine castle , built in three years in 1268 is a gem among castles. many more followed the pattern , but this is the original. its beautiful, and still in use for pop concerts more »
Located within a short distance by train from Cardiff, Caerphilly is a nice town with a great castle which was all what I ve expected. Highly recommended day trip. more »
I am a local so the castle to me is a instant reminder of all great things cearphilly's history has to offer. While most shops open an some shore to close The castle even though leaning a tower is still composed Though battles young and old Though out our history there are many story's still to be told...
A very prominent castle in the heart of Carephilly. Relatively well maintained, with its inclined tower. Surrounded by green and water. Pros: Central, prominent, nice views altogether. Cons: not worth £8.5 entrance fee, surrounding water full of rubbish. Overall, worth one visit.
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