St Quentins Castle - Ruin - Llanblethian, Wales. Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 27.450 W 003° 27.365
30U E 468312 N 5700801
Quick Description: St Quintins Castle (also known as St Quentins Castle and Llanblethian Castle) is a 14th century ruined castle under the care of Cadw. located in the village of Llanblethian, Cowbridge, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 9:17:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMHV03
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
At the Castle gatehouse, there is an audio device, where you select information relevant to the history of the area or Castle, you just wind the handle, and a voice tells you, all about your selected subject, in English or Welsh.

"Mainly early fourteenth-century remains of a large courtyard castle, including a massive twin-towered gatehouse. Probably built by Gilbert de Clare" Text Source: (visit link)

"The castle itself is a rectangular stone walled enclosure, roughly 64 metres East to West. The walls are roughly 120 centimetres in thickness. It is set on a spur above steep slopes on all sides apart from the East side. The weak East side of the fortification is protected by a twin-tower gatehouse and a further two towers East entrance facade. The best defensive side is the southern side which falls away sharply to the River Thaw. It was reported as being ruinous by 1741." Text Source: (visit link)

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St Quentins Castle,
Castle Hill,
Llanblethian,
Wales,
Type: Ruin

Fee: Free

Hours:
10am to 4pm - Daily.


Related URL: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Original photographs showing additional views of the Ruin/Remnant or even just its current condition are encouraged. Please describe your visit, especially if no additional photos are available. Did you like the Ruin or Remnant? What prompted you to see the Ruin or Remnant?
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