About Fort Conception
Fort Conception (Fort Concepcion) is a seventeenth century Spanish fort near the border with Portugal which was used as a base by the British Light Division in the Peninsular War.
In 1810, the Light Division blew up Fort Conception as enemy forces approached, but it is still incredibly well preserved.
The Talavera Battlefield Monument commemorates the first major victory won by the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War.
Albuera Battlefield was the site of one of the battles of the Peninsula War in 1811.
The Salamanca Battlefield was the site of a major victory by the Duke of Wellington in 1812 during the Peninsular Wars.
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