Caergwrle or Hope

It is uncertain when the castle was founded, but it is generally attributed to the work of Prince Dafydd ap Gruffydd after 1277.  The castle was badly damaged by fire when King Edward I and Queen Eleanor had to flee the fortress.

Inside a hillfort Caergwle castle consists of two D shaped towers set at odd angles within an enceinte which had a large round tower as a keep on an isolated boss of rock.

Why not join me at other Lost Welsh Castles next Spring?  Please see the information on tours at Scholarly Sojourns.


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