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
South Dam.
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
Gatehouse.
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
concentric walls.
The tall Inner East Gatehouse
the main building of the Castle.
Recreated parapet on the Inner
Ward Wall.
Standing beneath the Leaning
Tower. It has a greater lean than
Pisa.
The moat and North Dam.
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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
town.
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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