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Great Hall

Great Hall

Caerphilly Castle

The great hall was built by Hugh Despenser a favourite of King Edward II in 1322, it may not look like much, but this was some serious luxury and granduer in that period. Caerphilly Castle, covering an area of 30 acres, is the largest castle in Wales and one of the biggest in all of Britain/Europe.

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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Guest 13-Apr-2005 03:25
Wonderful you have more? :)
Coleen Perilloux Landry13-Apr-2005 02:34
Love this image. The windows really make it, and, of course, the history.
joshishots13-Apr-2005 01:58
Beautiful - love the window light, it looks like there is so much history in the room.