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Here's some out-of-town places to stay for B&B if you want to be less extravagent after treating yourself here!. At the other end of your stay you might want to investigate staying at Hammerwood Park There are a couple of tourguides on the Hammerwood website who you might find helpful too - Jackie and David Baines do London and the South East on foot in London in your hired car in the countryside and Michael Osborne covers the whole of England and drives you everywhere if you don't like driving on the left
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Here's the Comprehensive Guide to UK tourism You might stay in the Castle - or have your wedding there before flying to Ischia for your honeymoon!? What's more, if your bones are feeling a bit under the weather and you want to pamper your aches and pains then try lounge around in the volcanic spa pools of Ischia as well! It's no use however trying to find a castle to stay in here although there is one on a peninsula on the rocks . . .
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The Age of the Castle
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The Medieval Castle in England and Wales
http://www.dlc.fi/~hurmari/castles.html Here's Risto Hurmalainen's amazing Finnish site for British Castles Risto is very knowledgable about British heritage and you'll like his site. He is a real castles fanatic and has excellent pages devoted to castles
Welsh Castle Types
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Chepstow Castle Chepstow Castle Overlooking the River Wye north of the town center, Gwent, southeast Wales Welsh Name: Ystraigyl, aka Strigoil by Jeff Thomas f there is a castle that...
Dinas Powys Castle
Dinas Powys Castle Dinas Powys Castle Glamorgan, south Wales hile some Welsh castles fit neatly into the category of "medieval," others are more difficult to classify, often because...
Bronllys Castle Bronllys Castle 9m NE of Brecon, Powys, Mid Wales he Norman conquest of south Wales led to the building of many earth and timber castles, often of the motte...
White Castle White Castle 7m E of Abergavenny, Gwent, Mid Wales Welsh Name: Llantilio or Castell Gwyn hite Castle now stands on a low hill about a mile from the village of Llantilio...
Pembroke Castle Pembroke Castle In the town of Pembroke, Dyfed, south Wales William Marshall's stone keep at Pembroke - one of the most impressive in all of Wales. by Jeff Thomas Mighty ...
Penmaen Castle Penmaen Castle Gower peninsula, West Glamorgan, Wales Penmaen was a small Norman timber castle located on the Gower peninsula. Recent excavations at the site...
Skenfrith Castle Skenfrith Castle 11m NE of Abergavenny, Gwent, mid Wales Welsh Name: Ynysgynwraidd hroughout the Middle Ages, Skenfrith was held in common ownership with neighboring strongholds...
Norman, Welsh & Edward Castles
Ogmore Castle Ogmore Castle 2 1/2m SW of Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, south Wales s the Norman's advanced into Glamorgan during the closing years of the 11th century, the followers of Robert...
Oystermouth Castle Oystermouth Castle Near Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales fter the Welsh had burned down earlier Norman wooden castles on this site, the de Braose family - ...
Kidwelly Castle Kidwelly Castle Welsh Name: Cydweli Near town center, Dyfed, south Wales Kidwelly is a remarkably complete and well preserved castle, with powerful defences going ...
CAREW CASTLE & TIDAL MILL A Magnificent Norman castle which later became an Elizabethan residence. Royal links with Henry Tudor and setting for the Great Tournament of 1...
Dinas Emrys Dinas Emrys hile some Welsh castles fit neatly into the category of "medieval," others are more difficult to classify, often because the the castle site was used by a succession...
Hen Domen Castle
Hen Domen Castle Hen Domen Castle West of the town of Montgomery, Powys, mid Wales Above: Peter Scholefield's drawing of how Hen Domen may have appeared c.1150. Shortly after the Norman...
Caldicot Castle Caldicot Castle 5m SW of Chepstow, Gwent, south Wales Perhaps one of Wales' best kept secrets, the castle at Caldicot sits on an ancient...
- Historic Details
Devizes Castle - Historic Details Devizes Castle Historic Details Devizes
probably became Church property from 909 and a "motte and bailey" Castle may have
been built in about 108...
Loughor Castle Loughor Castle On the western edge of town, West
Glamorgan, Wales he earthen ringwork of the Norman castle at Loughor was
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Swansea Castle Swansea Castle Welsh Name: Abertawe In town, near the
city center, West Glamorgan, Wales n earth-and-timber motte and bailey, the "old
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Rumney Castle Rumney Castle near Cardiff, Glamorgan, south Wales he
precise dating for the ringwork of Cae Castell or Rumney Castle, near Cardiff, has yet
to appear in print, although...
Pen y Mwd
Pen y Mwd Castle Pen y Mwd Castle Abergwyngregyn village, Gwynedd,
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where travellers to ...
Newport Castle Newport Castle S edge of town, Dyfed, south Wales hen the
Norman lords of Cemais chose this as the
Castle In town, Dyfed, south Wales
Norman stronghold, probably sited down river from this site, was eventually
superseded by this h
Picton Castle Picton Castle 3 1/2m SE of Havorfordwest, Dyfed, south Wales
large motte at Selbach probably represents the original Norman castle in this
area. Towards the end...
Usk Castle Usk Castle Near the town, Gwent, south Wales he powerful
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Coity Castle Coity Castle 2m NE of Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales Coity
was the center of an important Norman lordship, held by the Turbervilles under the
greater lord of Glamorgan...
Leighlinbridge Leighlinbridge Much of the little town of Leighlinbridge on the River Barrow has
the air of an earlier century, with its ruined castle standing guard over the 14th-century
Launceston Cornwall OnlineIndexLauncestonA tourist centre in the north-eastern part of the
county, standing most attractively on a hill, and possessing an ancient Norman
City A fine City - for a Holiday you'll always remember Constructed around a 900 year old
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Come Capture a
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Motte and Bailey
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Additional (de) Lacy Family
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LUDLOW CASTLE: (Portions of) A HISTORY AND GUIDE The de Lacys were
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Guided Tour: Cardiff Castle Guided Tour: Cardiff Castle Roman fort. This is
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Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle In the city center, south Glamorgan, Wales he
castle as it stands today owes more to the spirit of romance than to historical
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Hum 202--Week 5:
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Earthwork Castles This is mainly direct from Toy's ' Castles', pp. 52-65. With
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The Welsh Marches The Welsh Marches by Lise Hull, the borderland between
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