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Raglan Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Set on a hill are impressive ruins of a fortified palace begun by Sir William Thomas c1435. Much of it was built by his son, Sir William Herbert, who became Earl of Pembroke, but work continued on it until the mid 16th century. There are several hexagonal towers with machicolated parapets, and a gateway between two such towers. The largest and highest tower (access to top) has its own tiny surrounding court with turrets with gunloops and a wet moat. It was partly destroyed after a long siege by Parliamentary forces in 1646.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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