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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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  • This isn't the kind of place to drive to but if you are in the area make a detour. Park in Montgomery and walk up the very steep hill to get to the castle. The atmosphere and views are flipping' amazi...  more »
  • Having, earlier in the day, walked up to Penforwyn Castle, I was delighted I could drive up here. The remains are few, but you can get an outline of what did stand here. There's information boards as ...  more »
  • Really excited to explore this castle and enjoy the views, however we were holidaying in the area with our dog who was not allowed in- not even on a lead. We chose to come to Wales as it has always be...  more »
  • Easy to park and walk to. Loads of space for kids to explore and for weary adults to sit and relax and take in fantastic views. Very accessible and no admission charges.
  • Dramatic views from here. Good signing give s useful background history
  • Can either walk up from the village or park in the car park. Beautiful location with a brilliant vantage point, being able to see for miles. There are no facilities so make sure you have everything you need.
  • Fascinating past but not enough info / interpretation.
  • Really enjoyed exploring the ruins of Montgomery Castle. There's plenty to see, and beautiful views as well.

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