The castle lies just half a mile south-west of a recently discovered Roman fort.

Wiston has a small shell keep on a motte. Other examples are found at Arundel, Berkeley, Carisbrooke, Clare, Farnham, Kilpeck, Launceston, Lewes, Lincoln, Pickering, Restormel, Tamworth, Totnes, Trematon, Warwick and Windsor
In Wales there are Brecon, Cardiff, Powis and Tretower.  While France has fine examples at Chateau Sur Epte and Gisors.  There is also Dungarvan in Ireland and the mottless gloriette at Leeds castle in Kent. 

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


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