ST1587 : Caerphilly Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Caerphilly, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

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Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly is the largest castle in Wales, and one of the biggest in Britain, covering an area of 30 acres including its extensive lake defences. It was begun in 1268 by Gilbert de Clare but was never completely finished in his lifetime and from the 15th century it was allowed to slowly decay. Much of what we see standing today is the result of restoration work carried out in the 1930s. The lakes were restored in 1958.
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ST1587, 280 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1556 8709 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.5796N 3:13.1945W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1564 8720
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Moat  Towers  Mediaeval  Medieval  Castle  Fortress  Thirteenth Century  13th Century 

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