We’ve seen so much, learned a lot, made mistakes, had great adventures, a few misadventures, a few breakdowns, a few flat tyres, loads of picnics, driven thousands of miles zig-zagging around Wales, planned routes, drawn maps, organised, been disorganised, climbed mountains, gone the wrong way, started a blog, written articles, taken thousands of pictures, sweated, camped, stayed in hotels, walked, got muddy, fallen over, got scratches and scuffs, been rained on and sunburned and altogether visited a total of 200 castles in Wales in one year!
This instructional post on How to make a medieval shield is a little off-topic from our usual castle content, but it is still relevant and hopefully of interest to you. I will be mixing our castle blog posts with related content covering subjects such as: Medieval Reenactment Welsh History Arms and Armour Castles in other
There are so many parts of a castle, architectural jargon and archaic terms regarding medieval life that you may not be familiar with. Throughout the Welsh Castle Project posts we’ve tried speaking in ‘Laymens terms’ to be accessible for all, but if you don’t know what something is hopefully you’ll find it here. Anything I
Castles in Powys Part 1: Many Castles we visit are small ruins, usually old timber Motte and Bailey castles, that were either never upgraded to stone, were destroyed during their use or destroyed once abandoned. Here are just seven Motte and Bailey ruins found in LD1 postal area, there are still lots more castles in
Harlech Castle; Besieged through the ages – Echoed in song Welcome to the Welsh Castle Projects castle study on Harlech Castle, A castle rich in history and celebrated in song. In this article you will find out all about this impressive fortress; location and how to get there features of the castle history of the
Welcome to the Welsh Castle Projects first Castle study, there will be lots more of these to come and we’re starting with a big one, Caerphilly Castle in the County of Caerphilly. In this article you will find out all about one of the most impressive castles in Wales including; location features of the castle
Welcome to the Welsh Castle Project! Indigo and I are trying to visit every castle in Wales, a massive undertaking but we’re up for the challenge! For the first 100+ castles we visited we were pretty disorganised and chaotic. In this blog we’ll explore the various methods we used and learn how to find a