15 photos of Wales: majestic medieval castles amid gorgeous scenery
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Wales is a land of magnificent scenery and majestic medieval castles in southwestern Britain. You can see medieval castles almost everywhere. Once you’re in this amazing place, you lose touch with reality and become immersed in a fairytale world.
1. Kidwellie Castle, Carmarthenshire
The castle was built at the mouth of the Gwendraeth River by the Bishop of Salisbury, Justiciar Roger of England in 1106, to guard the road to the west of Wales.
2. Cardiff Castle.
This medieval castle is the oldest building in Wales. It was built on the ruins of a former Roman fortress.
3. Caerphilly Castle
One of the largest Norman castles, located in the county town of the same name in south Wales.
4. Old Castle Magram, Port Talbot, Wales
One of the oldest buildings in the county of Glamorgan and situated on the slope of Mynydd Margam.
5. Caernarvon Castle, Gwynedd
6. Carreg Kennen Castle, Trappe, Carmarthenshire
Carreg Kennen Castle is located in picturesque surroundings on the banks of the River Kennen, near the village of Trapp.
7. Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbyshire, UK
A reconstructed medieval castle, a historical and architectural monument, located in the county of Denbyshire, Wales.
The castle was built in 1460, but was rebuilt in 1820, giving it the appearance of a true Norman castle.
8. Denevoir Castle, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
The thousand-year-old castle towers over the River Towy, near the town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.
9. Penry Castle, Llandegay, the county of Gwynedd
10. Conwy Castle
The castle was built by order of King Edward I of England in 1283-1289 during the second campaign to conquer Wales.
11. Beaumaris Castle on the Isle of Anglesey
A medieval castle, one of those built by King Edward I to strengthen England’s position in Wales.
12. Locharn Castle, Wales, United Kingdom
13. Usk Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
14. Raglan Castle, County of Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
15. Manorbeer Castle, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
The castle was founded in the early 12th century, during the reign of Henry I, by the first Lord Barry, William de Barry.
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Bodelwyddan Castle. Wales
Built in the 1460s, rebuilt in the 1830s and 1850s.
On the way to the castle a huge Santa was spotted. Peering into someone’s chimney.
there he is!
We walk from the bus stop. We see the outline – and it takes our breath away!
We could walk around inside! It’s good that we got there during working hours. Now, for example, the foundation supporting the castle, some financial disagreements with the local authorities, and the castle can not get in. It is closed.
The corridor with the paintings. I think there’s someone standing in the doorway on the right…
There is silence in the castle! It seems that you can hear the electricity in the lamps. And you look around at the pictures every now and then – in case some medieval lady moves…
a Masonic fireplace
There is a hotel by the castle. The guests say that they constantly hear someone walking in the empty halls…
Some even see someone flickering in the windows…
Some kind of ghost hunter show was filmed in this castle. Activity has been detected.
The hotel bar used to be a library. Now some of the bar patrons have their drink glasses flying out of their hands all of a sudden. The owners of the institution say that ghosts do not approve of drinking and offer the next glass for free.
The castle once housed a music school for girls. One pupil fell down the stairs and died. Whoever walks through this place tastes iron in his mouth. I looked and couldn’t find it. The signs are not marked.
stone guard in the wall
According to legend, during the reconstruction of the castle in the early 19th century, walled human remains were discovered in one of the walls. They were not consigned to the ground, but walled up in the wall. Not surprisingly, ghosts in the castle are not uncommon.
The views here, of course, are spectacular!
The castle sometimes captures filamentous glows in photos. This is the picture I found on the Internet:
what is it?
There is another photo of a ghost on the web:
The silhouette of a girl rising from her bed
Not far from the castle there was an old Roman road. On the territory of the castle were found burials of that time.
During World War I, the castle was a hospital. It had seen many deaths in its lifetime…
I could barely wipe out the ghosts with my T-shirt!