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Aug 27, 2015 - Caerphilly Castle

Today we visited the largest castle in Wales Caerphilly Castle. The castle stands magnificently surrounded by a large moat/lake and now gardens all the way round. It had some interesting features: A leaning tower that leans even more then the famous leaning tower of Pisa as a result of an attack in the Civil War or due to subsidence when the lake was drained; An area of recreated full-scale replicas of siege engines capable of raining down a storm of missiles; and some interesting towers which had great views and hidden passageways which...

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Oct 10, 2013 - Caerphilly

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Cardiff (Caerdydd) has to say about Caerphilly: “The town of Caerphilly – now almost a suburb of Cardiff – guards the entrance to the Rhymney valley to the north of the capital. Its name is synonymous with a popular variety of hard, slightly crumbly white cheese (similar to cheddar, but saltier) that originated in the surrounding area. You could be forgiven for thinking that Caerphilly Castle – with its profusion of towers and crenellations reflected in a...

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Mar 2, 2012 - Caerphilly, Wales

After a lazy morning we left Tredegar camp ground for Caerphilly; this is where Andrew’s mother Pam is from. Tom Tom took us through some quite narrow country lanes but we had no trouble passing other cars and trucks going the other way. We have found so far that the problem with vans our size is not the driving or the narrow roads but finding somewhere to park. We got into Caerphilly and found a park in Van Road (good name eh?) which was a residential street but a short walk to the amazing Caerphilly Castle. This is the largest castle in...

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