ST1587 : Caerphilly Castle

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

Caerphilly Castle.
Caerphilly Castle.
Caerphilly Castle (Welsh: Castell Caerffili) is a medieval fortification in Caerphilly in South Wales. The castle was constructed by Gilbert de Clare in the 13th century as part of his campaign to conquer Glamorgan, and saw extensive fighting between Gilbert and his descendants and the native Welsh rulers. Surrounded by extensive artificial lakes considered by historian Allen Brown to be "the most elaborate water defences in all Britain" it occupies around 30 acres (12 ha) and is the second largest castle in Britain. It is famous for having introduced concentric castle defences to Britain and for its large gatehouses.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1553 8706 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.5631N 3:13.2200W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1553 8706
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