ST1587 : Approaching the gatehouse of Caerphilly Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Caerphilly, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Approaching the gatehouse of Caerphilly Castle
Approaching the gatehouse of Caerphilly Castle, taken 4 years ago
The gatehouse controlled a weak point in the castle - the entrance, where thought had to be put into every conceivable method of surprise or attack and then thwarting each with a complex of narrow causeways, portcullises, thick doors, drawbridges, arrow-loops, murder-holes or machicolations.

Today you can stroll in and pay your 4.00 adult entrance fee in a relaxed frame of mind, rebuffing the tempting offer of a guidebook / brochure at 3.75 and ignoring the tourist-tat gift shop altogether.
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Sunday, 7 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1564 8707 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.5695N 3:13.1249W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1566 8707
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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