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Cilgerran Castle is a 13th-century ruined castle located in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales, near Cardigan. The first castle on the site was thought to be built by Gerald of Windsor around 1110-1115, and it changed hands several times over the following century between English and Welsh forces. In the hands of William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, the construction of the stone castle began after 1223. After passing through successive families, it was left to ruin and eventually abandoned by 1400. The castle backs onto a cliff face, with the remaining ruins dating from the 13th century. It was most heavily fortified where it faces inland, and includes a pair of drum towers rather than a central keep which remain. It passed into the hands of the National Trust in 1938, who open it to the public.

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Cilgerran Castle is a 13th-century ruined castle located in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales, near Cardigan. The first castle on the site was thought to be built by Gerald of Windsor around 1110-1115, and it changed hands several times over the following century between English and Welsh forces. In the hands of William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, the construction of the stone castle began after 1223. After passing through successive families, it was left to ruin and eventually abandoned by 1400. The castle backs onto a cliff face, with the remaining ruins dating from the 13th century. It was most heavily fortified where it faces inland, and includes a pair of drum towers rather than a central keep which remain. It passed into the hands of the National Trust in 1938, who open it to the public.

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  • Ray
  • United States
  • 14 Jun 2016, 03:00
Is that our Chad, menacing the ruins by exposing his big, shiny plonker?
Bill Phillips: It has the look of him. It must be the military bearing
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Jun 2016, 03:32
Jolies ruines. J'aime la statue du personnage qui les garde.
Bill Phillips: It is rather fine Martine
Quite an interesting place to visit Bill!
Bill Phillips: It is wellworth a visit Richard
I would hate all that taking and retaking of the castle. Imagine having to redecorate every time Bill.
Bill Phillips: You are so practical Chad
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 14 Jun 2016, 06:29
I rememeber this from years ago - I used to visit a friend in Cilgerran
Bill Phillips: I doubt it has changed much Lisl
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jun 2016, 06:37
That straw man fits the stage upon which is set very well
Bill Phillips: He adds to the scene admirably
Tell us about the figure which is quite a part of the subject.
Bill Phillips: He is a medieval knight. There is an old English saying...once a knight always a knight but twice aknight is enough for anyone.
In castle terms a very short active history, but I do like the straw man, I wonder how often he has to be replaced?
Bill Phillips: A good question Brian and needless to say I have no idea what the answer is
... and there is one menacing-looking fellow still on guard...
Bill Phillips: I would not argue with him
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jun 2016, 15:25
That looks an interesting piece of sculpture, setting the scene of castle life perhaps.
Bill Phillips: It works well Anne
That is so very cool - a wonderful thing!
Bill Phillips: And even taller than Frank

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