Caldicot Castle

The Caldicot Castle seen today is considered to date back to around 1221 when Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, started construction.  However, being located in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, South Wales at the mouth of the River Severn, the site had held strategic importance since the Iron Age with a much-later former Saxon castle built nearby… Read More

Cardiff Castle October 2020

A collection of Cardiff Castle photographs from October 2020 taken both of the castle’s central keep and of the castle from Bute Park with the autumnal colours of the surrounding trees and bushes. Related galleries: Photographs of Welsh Castles.  To discuss a photography assignment or purchasing a photograph (as a print, canvas or JPG file),… Read More

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

Chepstow Castle

The origins of Chepstow Castle date back to 1067 when Earl William fitz Osbern, a close friend of William the Conquerer, started building one of the first Norman strongholds in Wales.  The castle is perched on the limestone cliffs along the River Wye and regularly features in television series (such as the BBC’s Doctor Who)… 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