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Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan

Caerphilly Castle, covering an area of 30 acres, is the largest castle in Wales and one of the biggest in all of Britain.

In 1268, 'Red Gilbert' de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan, began building the castle to defend contested land during his conflict with Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. The castle is a magnificent example of a medieval concentric design, with the curtain wall of the inner central ward surrounded by an outer curtain wall which is surrounded by water defences and in some places by even more walls.


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Thierry Lucas22-Nov-2006 22:13
Love this one.
Beautiful ambiental shot.
V.
Charli Black 10-Jan-2006 19:45
Whaa... it looks like it's haunted and the apocalypse is coming... love it *nods*
It would have looked good with dead bodies floating around instead of ducks xD
antidote311-Apr-2005 13:56
great shot...very moody.
Dan Chusid11-Apr-2005 04:22
Deeply foreboding scenery and a nice comp.
markvm11-Apr-2005 00:14
Wonderful and powerful B&W! Love the tones! The thumbnail even looks terrific!
jude10-Apr-2005 23:15
Ohh Nick.. this is stunning! Intense and just atmospheric (in many ways..) wonderful image