Chepstow Castle was begun in 1067 and was built entirely of stone - it was once used as a prison (Welsh)

Chepstow Castle was begun in 1067 and was built entirely of stone - it was once used as a prison (Welsh)

Magnificent Conway Castle, has been described as 'one of the great fortresses of medieval Europe', and is without doubt one of the most impressive of Welsh castles.    The castle was built on the site of an earlier Welsh monastery, founded by Welsh prince Llewelyn Fawr and was designed by the king's master architect-mason, James of St. George, being built between 1283-1289.

Magnificent Conway Castle, has been described as 'one of the great fortresses of medieval Europe', and is without doubt one of the most impressive of Welsh castles. The castle was built on the site of an earlier Welsh monastery, founded by Welsh prince Llewelyn Fawr and was designed by the king's master architect-mason, James of St. George, being built between 1283-1289.

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire, England. Built between 1434 - 46 by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI.

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire, England. Built between 1434 - 46 by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI.

St. Mawes Castle, one of the biggest round castles in England

St. Mawes Castle, one of the biggest round castles in England

Arundel Castle in West Sussex, England is a restored medieval castle. The castle dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor (r. 1042-1066) and was completed by Roger de Montgomery, who became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror

Arundel Castle in West Sussex, England is a restored medieval castle. The castle dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor (r. 1042-1066) and was completed by Roger de Montgomery, who became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror

Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh

Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh

Conwy Castle was built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Six years later the castle was besieged by the last native Prince of Wales. The siege lasted for several months and supplies ran low. However the castle and town were not captured. An estimated £15,000 (the equivalent of £162 million in 2009) was spent building the castle and the town’s defences. The cost of all of his five major castles in Wales was around £60,000. The total cost to Edward…

Conwy Castle was built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Six years later the castle was besieged by the last native Prince of Wales. The siege lasted for several months and supplies ran low. However the castle and town were not captured. An estimated £15,000 (the equivalent of £162 million in 2009) was spent building the castle and the town’s defences. The cost of all of his five major castles in Wales was around £60,000. The total cost to Edward…

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