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Caerphilly Castle, United Kingdom

From series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
Year: 13th century.

In the tiny English town of Caerphilly is the world-famous landmark - the castle of the same name, built in the second half of the 13th century. This is a typical example of Norman architecture and is considered to be the largest castle of Wales for more than seven centuries. Throughout the country, the castle occupies second place and is located only after Windsor Castle.

Caerphilly Castle, United Kingdom The impregnable fortress lost its strategic importance a few years after completion of the construction work, in 1282, when Wales was finally united to England. Already in the 14th century the huge building was abandoned and stood empty until the end of the 18th century. The renovation work was conducted by Marquess of Bute. In the middle of the 20th century, the castle fell to the state and now belongs to the Cadw Society. In a part of the historical building, the museum was set up, which is dedicated to the castles of Wales.

The courtyard, from which one can best be graced by the preserved towers, is regarded as the most beautiful and interesting part of the castle. Some towers have partly destroyed. A tower is strongly inclined and it seems that it can collapse at any moment. During the excursion, visitors can stroll through the confused corridors and interiors that form the complex labyrinth. The extensive rooms of the castle are often used for painting exhibitions and other cultural events. In the old towers were the excellent exhibition rooms furnished. To the beginning - Chateau de Chillon

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Nearest airports:
 »  Cardiff Airport CWL - in 21 km
 »  Bristol Airport BRS - in 41 km
 »  Bristol Filton Airport FZO - in 45 km
 »  Swansea Airport SWS - in 58 km
 »  Yeovilton Airport YEO - in 74 km
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Best hotels near Caerphilly Castle

Premier Inn Caerphilly (Corbetts Lane)

Located in 1 km from Caerphilly Castle
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Rooms: 62
Some rooms can take 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years). The 2 children also get a free full breakfast when accompanied by an adult eating … More: photo, rates and booking
Manor Parc Hotel

Located in 3 km from Caerphilly Castle
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Rooms: 21
The Manor Parc Hotel has a quiet location, within easy reach of the motorway and the city. The Orangerie Restaurant offers fine dining and looks out … More: photo, rates and booking
Village Urban Resort Cardiff

Located in 5 km from Caerphilly Castle
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Rooms: 118
The modern and stylish rooms each feature a flat-screen satellite TV, telephone and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Ironing … More: photo, rates and booking
"Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa"

Located in 7 km from Caerphilly Castle
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Rooms: 42
A flat-screen TV, a selection of toiletries, a minibar and a hairdryer are also included in all rooms at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa. Some rooms … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff
57 km - Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff
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Swansea Biopharm Leech Farm
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Glastonbury Tor
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Woodchester Mansion
65 km - Woodchester Mansion
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Dolaucothi Gold Mines
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Top destination around Caerphilly Castle - Cardiff

Start your observation of the city from visiting Castell Coch, which is known as the most prominent monument of the Victorian era. The beautiful building looks like an illustration of a children’s fairy tale. The castle built on a large hill can be safely called the most spectacular architectural landmark of Cardiff. Quite a notable fact - the first fortification on the site of the castle was built yet in the 9th century. Later the old castle was completely destroyed, and the ruins of the predecessor were the main building material in construction of a new fortress.

LLandaff Cathedral is another interesting and mystical attraction. This church was built in the beginning of the 12th century. Curious travellers will hear many interesting legends connected with this beautiful religious monument. It is believed that ghosts live in it. After inspection of this grand building thrill seekers are welcome to participate in the so-called “Ghost tour”, during which they will visit the parts of the cathedral, where ghosts are seen most often.
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