Cilgerran Castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Stretchy123
N 52° 03.410 W 004° 38.083
30U E 387921 N 5768620
Quick Description: This ruined castle rises above the banks of the Teifi, where it dominated the landscape since at least 1165AD. Unusually for castles, this castle has two large rounded towers instead of a keep at the centre. These are still standing to this day.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 8:29:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMCEK1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 5

Long Description:
This ruined castle rises above the banks of the River Teifi, where it dominates the landscape. A castle on this site was first mentioned in 1165AD. The current remains date mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries.

In 1223AD, the castle was captured by William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke, and he is responsible for much of what remains visible today. Unusually for castles, this castle has two large rounded towers instead of a keep at the centre. These are still standing to this day.

Note that this site is managed jointly Cadw.

There is no onsite parking. If driving to the site, you'll need to park in town, and walk to the castle.
The address of property, including Postcode.:
near Cardigan Pembrokeshire SA43 2SF


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Entry £3 adults, £2.60 children/concessions, £8.60 family


Web page: [Web Link]

References:
Onsite information only.


National Trust member: yes

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

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