About Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly Castle is a vast thirteenth century Anglo-Norman stronghold built to defend against Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
Begun in around 1268 and mostly completed by 1271, its imposing medieval architecture and 30 acre span make Caerphilly Castle one of the most impressive – and formidable – surviving British castles. It is even said to have helped inspire the buildings of some of Edward I’s iron ring of castles.
Today, visitors can tour Caerphilly Castle and enjoy two on-site exhibits about its history.
Cardiff Castle is a medieval complex comprised of a range of styles and with a diverse history dating back to the Romans.
The National Museum Cardiff has a diverse collection ranging from art to natural history and archaeology.
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