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Cardiff Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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The outer walls are partly Roman, although much rebuilt in medieval times and again from the 1890s until the 1920s. On the west side are splendid apartments, partly 15th century, but much altered in later periods. Several lofty towers of various periods adjoin them. Only  the base remains of the wall which divided off this side of the Roman fort to make an inner ward, but there is a large moated motte bearing the most complete shell keep in Wales. It is early 12th century, but its gatehouse is 13th century. The castle was the main seat of the lordship of Glamorgan, held by the de Clares in the 13th century, and later on the Beauchamps and the Nevilles.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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