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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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  • The castle is free to enter and the views from the hill top are brilliant. You can park up the hill or if you're feeling energetic park in the town centre and take the walk. 
  • The castle is located a short walk or drive up out of the old county town of Montgomery. There is a good sized car park and a short level walk to the castle. Good information boards give the visitor l...  more »
  • This is a neat example of a castle ruin for a quick run about and worthy of a little detour to take it in. The village it sits above is lovely and has a nice cafe or two as well as one of my favourite...  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