Cardiff Castle and Keep - Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 28.884 W 003° 10.846
30U E 487447 N 5703376
Quick Description: Cardiff Castle is one of Wales's leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. During 2000 years of history, the Castle has been a Roman Garrison, a Norman stronghold and now a gothic fairytale fantasy.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 7:10:12 PM
Waymark Code: WME8VF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 6

Long Description:
"The Roman fort at Cardiff was probably established at the end of the 50s AD, on a strategic site that afforded easy access to the sea. Archaeological excavations made during the 1970s indicate that this was only the first of four forts, each a different size, that occupied the present site. Remains of the Roman wall can be seen today.

After the Norman conquest, the Castle’s keep was built, re-using the site of the Roman fort. The site was divided into inner and outer wards, separated by a huge stone wall. The first keep on the motte was erected by Robert Fitzhamon, the Norman Lord of Gloucester, and along with many of these early defences was probably built of wood. More medieval fortifications and dwellings followed.

The Castle passed through the hands of many noble families until in 1766, it passed by marriage to the Bute family. The 2nd Marquess of Bute was responsible for turning Cardiff into the world’s greatest coal exporting port. The Castle and Bute fortune passed to his son John, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, who by the 1860s was reputed to be the richest man in the world."

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Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff
use CF10 3RB for Sat Nav / GPS.
Type: Remnant

Fee: Yes

Hours:
It is best viewed during the opening hours of the castle. There is a charge to enter the site.


Related URL: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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