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.
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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