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Open Doors at Cilgerran Castle

Start Date: 28 September 2019
End Date: 29 September 2019

As part of the Cadw Open Doors this year Cilgerran Castle will be offering visitors free entry to explore for the Weekend.

The Normans first saw the potential and established an early 'ringwork' castle at Cilgerran, but the imposing masonry castle we see today was probably the work of William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke.

Cilgerran is first mentioned by name in 1165, when the Lord Rhys captured the castle. It was retaken by William Marshal in 1204, only to be taken again by the Welsh during Llywelyn the Great's campaigns in 1215. However, eight years later, William's son, another William, regained control.

Traditionally, medieval castles were designed with a keep or strong tower at the centre but Cilgerran Castle is unusual because two massive round towers were erected instead. These, despite Owain Glyndŵr's best efforts, still stand to a good height today.

 

Where 

Cilgerran Castle
Castle Square
Cilgerran
Pembrokeshire
SA43 2SF

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Times

11am until 4pm

 

Price

FREE

 

 

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