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CAERPHILLY CASTLE

Caerphilly Castle
CAERPHILLY CASTLE

Caerphilly Castle is simply enormous. Huge. It is the largest castle in Wales and the second-largest in Britain, after Windsor. It covers a 30-acre site and is a mass of concentric defensive walls, surrounded by moats and artificial lakes. It was built by the Norman Gilbert de Clare, known as Gilbert the Red for his red hair, mainly between 1268 and 1271, in order to subdue the Welsh - and it still dominates the area. The castle declined as it became redundant and it was rescued from total ruin by the Bute family in the 19th century.

Region:
Location/Address: Castle Street
Caerphilly
County: Glamorgan
Post Code: CF83 1JD
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Useful Website Address: Listing on Cadwy's website
Tip/Nearby: Castel Coch
Primary Management: Cadw
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