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Montgomery Castle, Montgomery

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Montgomery Castle is a stone masonry castle looking over the town of Montgomery in Powys, Mid Wales. It is one of many Norman castles on the border between Wales and England.Motte and bailey castleThe original motte and bailey is now known as Hen Domen and was built at the order of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, sometime between 1071 and 1074. On the rebellion of his son Robert of Belleme in 1102, the castle was given to Baldwin de Boulers. It is from Baldwin that Montgomery gets its Welsh name, Trefaldwyn (Baldwin's town). The de Boulers (later known as Bowdler) family held the castle until 1215, when the fortress was destroyed by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. The motte and bailey was subsequently refortified as an outpost for the new stone castle and probably survived until around 1300.
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  • Castle is ruins only but superb views over the surrounding area. Steep path to walk from town but can be driven to and small car park available.  more »
  • Built in AD1223 we visited this for the first time despite having visited Montgomery many time before. Didn't know it existed. Easy parking. No problems walking to and from the Castle. Plenty of info ...  more »
  • My partner and I are very local to the castle so usually go there a couple of times throughout the year when it's sunny. It's quite peaceful, although my partner does tend to climb more than sit. The ...  more »
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  • My family lives on monty and the castle will always be special to me so many memories of bein a kid with my cousin dean we were always up at the castle
  • Kids loved it x
  • Fantastic views of Camlad valley from the walls of a ruined medieval fortress. We'll worth the walk. This picture is a different road - nothing to do with the castle. Google need to sort that.
  • Awesome