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White Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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This is the largest and most impressive of the castles of the lordship of the Three Castles (the others are Skenfrith and Grosmont, both also worth a visit). The inner ward has a 12th century curtain wall and footings of a former square tower keep lying on a large moated mound on a hilltop. There are footings of the domestic buildings. In the 1250s the castle was considerably strengthened against the Welsh by adding six round towers, two of them flanking the gateway, and an outer court with its own gatehouse and four towers.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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