Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle is one of the best examples of a late medieval fortifications in the United Kingdom.  Located just outside the village of Raglan in Monmouthshire in South East Wales, the castle is believed to date back to 1432.  Building was started by Sir Williams ap Thomas, a Welsh nobleman, politician, knight, and courtier and… Read More

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle is one of the ‘Three Castles of Gwent’ located in the village of Grosmont on the northern edge of Monmounthshire.  The original earth-and-timber fortification dates back to the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and it is believed to have been built to protect the trading and travel routes from Wales to Hereford. … Read More

Castell Coch

Castell Coch is the fairy-tale castle that people can seen when driving along the M4 motorway north of Cardiff in South Wales, UK.  It is cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.  Although the castle is relatively modern, it rests on foundations… Read More

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is one of the most spectacular moat-bound castles in the world.  The castle is the third largest in Europe and the second in the United Kingdom behind Windsor Castle.  Building began in 1268 under the orders of Gilbert de Clare, although it took many decades to become the powerful building seen today.  It… Read More