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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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  • We walked up hill from the town centre, good exercise. Castle is still impressive even though a lot has apparently gone, fantastic views for miles. Almost seems impossible that such a mighty castle co...  read more »
  • The views from the castle,. over the severn valley are quite stupendous and below the castle you've got Montgomery with its great pubs, tea rooms and restaurants 
  • Perfect way to engage with nature and history whilst viewing as far as the next town along. On a clear sunny day you can see for miles. Sit and ponder on thoughts. A lovely walk up from the town centr...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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.
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