Neath Castle - Ruin - Wales, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 39.905 W 003° 48.211
30U E 444427 N 5724094
Quick Description: Neath Castle was one of the minor Norman castles in the lordship of Glamorgan. Like the Romans before them, the Normans chose this strategic spot guarding the river crossing for a stronghold. Now surrounded by Supermarkets & Appartments.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 3:54:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMHTHQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
To view the Castle, and see how the shops and houses have squeezed the Castle in its location, just zoom in on this listing coordinate map & select Sat.

"The first castle was a ringwork known to have been built here in the 12th century by Robert, earl of Gloucester. The roughly oval, raised enclosure to the east of the gatehouse probably dates from this period. The castle was much harried by the Welsh, and was rebuilt sometime in the early 13th century, possibly after being destroyed by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth in 1231. The ruined curtain wall is part of this castle, although it has been much tampered with since. It had two projecting round towers, the stump of one of which is visible to the east side. There was a simple gatehouse on the site of the present one, and the flight of steps well below present ground level in front of the present gatehouse led up to this 13th-century one." Text Source: (visit link)
Type: Ruin

Fee: Free

Castle can only be viewed from the outside. Dawn to Dusk.

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