|Caerphilly Castle is the largest in
Wales and behind only Windsor
in Britain. Built by the Normans.
|Sitting on the North Dam with the
Castle and North Pond behind me.
|The Inner West Gatehouse from
the Inner Ward.
|Various recreations of period
artillery on display atop the
|North Dam, one of the 2 innovative dams
that flooded the land around Caerphilly
with 2 large ponds and a moat.
|The Inner West Gatehouse. The
castle was built from 1268 to
1271 by Gilbert (the red) de Clare.
|The Outer West Gatehouse and
the Doors to The Hornwork.
|The Outer Ward Wall as seen
from across the South pond.
|The Outer Eastern Gatehouse the
main entrance to the Castle.
|The crumbling Inner Ward wall
and the Castle Well.
|The portion of the Great Hall that has
been restored. It is the only addition
to the Castle added in 1322.
|The Leaning Tower viewed from
the Gatehouse bridge.
|The 3 towers of the North Dam
and the Moat.
|Early in its history the main
apartments were in the Eastern
|The Famous Leaning Tower. It is
attributed to gunpowder damage
from Parliamentary forces in 1648.
|The Inner East Gatehouse and a
view of the area between the
|The tall Inner East Gatehouse
the main building of the Castle.
|Recreated parapet on the Inner
|Standing beneath the Leaning
Tower. It has a greater lean than
|The moat and North Dam.
|The Castle as viewed from across
The North Pond.
|The drain at the South Dam. The
dam is earth with brick facing.
|The Southern Gatehouse
between the South Dam and the
|View of the Castle from across
the South Pond. The Hornwork is
at the far left.
|The Castle from a restaurant
where I had lunch.
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