The Medieval Castles of Wales

Author(s) John R. Kenyon

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • October 2010 · 192 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708321805
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708323632
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783162956

About The Book

The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format. An introductory chapter outlines the development of castle architecture in Britain, drawing on Welsh examples, with a number of 'box features' that elaborate more fully on particular aspects, such as gatehouses, or key personalities such as Llywelyn Fawr. Five chapters form a regionally based gazetteer of the castles described. Each entry is prefaced with a key to arrangements at each castle, such as whether there is an entry charge. The know history of any given site is then summarized, and this is then followed by the core of each entry, namely the description of the visible remains, to enable visitors to navigate their way around. Some of the descriptions of the larger sites are accompanied by plans. A final chapter provides a brief overview of castle-like buildings dating from the seventeenth century onwards, and this is followed by a guide to further reading.


The North West Aberlleiniog motte, Llangoed, Anglesey Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey Caernarfon Castle and town walls, Caernarfonshire Castell Prysor, Merioneth Castell y Bere, Merioneth Conwy Castle and town walls, Caernarfonshire Cricieth Castle, Caernarfonshire Deganwy Castle, Caernarfonshire Dolbadarn Castle, Caernarfonshire Dolwyddelan Castle, Caernarfonshire Harlech Castle, Merioneth Tomen y Mur, Merioneth The North-East Caergwrle or Hope Castle, Flintshire Castell Dinas Bran, Denbighshire Chirk Castle, Denbighshire Denbigh Castle and town walls, Denbighshire Ewloe Castle, Flintshire Flint Castle, Flintshire Holt Castle, Denbighshire Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire Sycharth, Denbighshire Tomen y Rhodwydd, Denbighshire Central Aberystwyth Castle, Cardiganshire Dolforwyn Castle, Montgomeryshire Montgomery Castle, Montgomeryshire New Radnor, Radnorshire Painscastle, Radnorshire Powis Castle, Montgomeryshire Presteigne (The Warden), Radnorshire Tinboeth, Radnorshire The South-West Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthenshire Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire Dryslwyn Castle, Carmarthenshire Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire Llandovery Castle, Carmarthenshire Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire Narberth Castle, Pembrokeshire Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Carmarthenshire Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire St Clears Castle (Banc y Beili), Carmarthenshire Tenby Castle and town walls, Pembrokeshire Wiston Castle, Pembrokeshire The South-East Abergavenny Castle, Monmouthshire Barry Castle, Glamorgan Bridgend (Newcastle), Glamorgan Bronllys Castle, Breconshire Builth Castle, Breconshire Caerleon Castle, Monmouthshire Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan Caerwent motte, Monmouthshire Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire Cardiff Castle, Glamorgan Castell Coch, Glamorgan Castell Dinas (Bwlchyddinas), Breconshire Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire Coity Castle, Glamorgan Crickhowell Castle, Breconshire Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire Kenfig Castle, Glamorgan Llanblethian Castle Llandaff, Bishop's Palace, Cardiff, Glamorgan Loughor Castle, Glamorgan Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire Monnow Bridge and Gate, Monmouthshire Morlais Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan Neath Castle, Glamorgan Newcastle, Bridgend Newport Castle, Monmouthshire Ogmore Castle, Glamorgan Oystermouth Castle, Glamorgan Penlle'r Castell, Glamorgan Pennard Castle, Glamorgan Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian, Glamorgan Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire Swansea Castle, Glamorgan The Three Castles - Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Grosmont Skenfrith Castle White Trellech, castle motte, Monmouthshire Tretower Castle and Court, Breconshire Twmbarlwm, castle motte, Risca, Monmouthshire Usk Castle, Monmouthshire Weobley Castle, Glamorgan White Castle,Monmouthshire

About the Author(s)

Author(s): John R. Kenyon

John R. Kenyon is the Head Librarian of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales. He is one of the UK's leading authorities on castles, and has written and edited a number of books and academic papers on this theme.

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