Castles

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle (South Wales) is known mainly for being the birthplace of Henry VII Tudor (1457). Very well preserved, the castle dates back to the Norman times (1093). During its long history…


Black Lady and Janowiec Castle

We have talked about Kazimierz over the Vistula, and on the other side of the river, on a cliff, like Carreg Cennen Castle in Wales, there is a magnate castle of Janowiec,…


Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula

Once I showed photos of various Polish towns and cities to my friends in Wales. They liked Kazimierz Dolny best. The town used to be known as Wietrzna Góra (a…


Llansteffan Castle

An inconspicuous castle in the South of Wales, on the headland above the Tywi estuary. You have to leave your car at a nearby car park and the castle is…


Iron Age Fort

Beautiful Pembrokeshire in South East Wales. A long time ago archeologists discovered traces of an Iron Age hill fort, and then someone came up with an excellent idea to experiment. On the…


St Fagan’s Castle

St Fagan’s Castle is not actually a castle. What is left from the original medieval castle is only a fragment of the wall surrounding it. The castle fell into ruin…


Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle (South Wales) was built in 1106 from earth and timber. It was repeatedly captured by the Welsh and retrieved by the Normans. In 1275 Pain de Chaworth at…