Castles monuments in Cardiff & South Wales
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Cardiff & South Wales

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Cardiff & South Wales...

Cardiff & South Wales Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

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Fonmon, Barry, South Glamorgan, CF62 3ZN

Medieval castle in lovely walled gardens. Still lived in as a home but open to the public for visits and tours.

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Barry Castle

Barry Town, Glamorgan

Bits of a gate and wall are all that remain of this 13th century fortified manor, seat of the de Barry family. The site originally boasted earthwork defences, later augmented by the addition of stone buildings, a great hall, and gatehouse defended by a drawbridge and portcullis.

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Plas Carew, Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ
Tel: 01443 336000    Fax: 01443 336001

Cadw (to keep), has a  mission to protect, conserve, and to promote an appreciation of the built heritage of Wales. This website contain a search facility for historical buildings throughout the Welsh countryside.

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Cardiff Castle

Castle Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3RB
Tel: 029 2087 8100     E-mail:

Built by the wealthy third Marquess of Bute on medieval foundations within a Norman wall. He enlisted William Burges as his architect and built the castle with every conceivable decoration possible in its interior. The castle is located in the city centre within the site used by both the Romans and the Normans for defensive purposes.

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Caerau Castle Ringwork

off the A48 near Cardiff

A Norman ringwork castle within an older Iron Age hillfort (as at Caer Penrhos). Much of the site has been overgrown with vegetation.

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Castell Coch

Near Cardiff off the A470 at Tongwynlais. Cadw.
Tel: 029 2081 0101

A Victorian fantasy castle of Marquess of Bute and William Burges-owner and architect of Cardiff Castle. Outstanding architecture and design with rich decorations are a feast for the eye.

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Penmark Castle

Off A4226 at Penmark, South Glamorgan behind parish church.

The castle once belonging to the Umfravilles family. One part of a 13th century stone curtain wall survives along with a semi-circular tower.

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St. Donat's Castle

West of Llantwit Major (B4265), Glamorgan

Now used as a college. Sited on a cliff top with an inner and outer ward and dry moat, the small original tower, square gatehouse, 15th century hall, 16th century north and west ranges, and other building remains span a number of centuries.

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St. Lythans

St. Nicholas, Cardiff, South Glamorgan

A striking chambered tomb of unusual height. The capstone measures 14 feet long x 10 feet wide. The tomb is located close to Tinkinswood.

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St. Nicholas, Barry, South Glamorgan

One of the best-preserved chambered cairns in Britain, topped by the largest capstone (15 x 24 feet and 40 tons in weight). The cairn is wedge-shaped, though the actual chamber is rectangular. The tomb is fronted by a forecourt of drystone walls.

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